There was a time when the biggest news in the country had to do with Lori Loughlin and her involvement in the college admissions scandal. Remember that?
Seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it?
Nevertheless, while the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, the former Fuller House star remains in the legal battle of her life, at least for now.
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According to various news outlets, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have filed a motion to have the charges against them in the college admissions scandal officially dropped.
“The extraordinary Government misconduct presented in this case threatens grave harm to Defendants and the integrity of this proceeding,” the lawyers argue, according to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday (March 25.)
As you may remember, Loughlin and Giannulli are both accused of paying a half a million dollars in an effort to get both of their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California. Both Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty on all charges, saying that they believed that the money was purely to be used as a donation to the school rather than be seen as any sort of bribes.
A federal judge in Boston declared that Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will go on trial beginning October 5. Now, Loughlin and Giannulli are facing a maximum of 50 years in jail and would have to pay millions if found guilty.