Lori Loughlin and her husband’s attorney claims they have evidence that could exonerate them in the college admissions scandal, also known as “Varsity Blues.”
ABC News reported that the Full House actress has continued to rest her defense on the idea that she and her man never knew the money they paid were bribes, rather than donations. They thought they were merely making donations, which are common in the college admissions process.
Sean M. Berkowitz, Loughlin’s attorney-at-law, shared a note from Rick Singer’s phone in a Boston federal court which appears to support that claim.
Reportedly, Singer, who pled guilty to racketeering and fraud in the case, complained in his notes that he had an argument with FBI agents after they told him to tell the clients where the payments were really going. Singer had reservations about saying where the cash was going because it was a “fib.”
Rick Singer said in his notes that he had a “loud and abrasive” call with the FBI, in which they told him to lie and also not reveal where their money was going. Prosecutors argued, however, that Singer’s interpretations were just that of a “conman.”
Regardless, Berkowitz used the note and also requested to postpone the trial date due to changes in evidence. Singer, in the notes that came as part of the court filing earlier this week, claims the FBI agents shouted at him and told him to tell his clients that the donations were “bribes,” rather than legitimate donations.
As most know, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among approximately two dozen people charged with involvement in the scandal, many of which have been sentenced to time in prison. Mossimo and Lori have been accused of paying half-a-million dollars in bribes to Rick Singer in order for their daughters to be recruited into the school as crew team members.
Neither Olivia Jade nor Isabella has ever rowed crew. Mossimo and Lori have pled not guilty to all charges, including conspiracy to commit money laundering, honest services mail fraud, and more.