A recent development in the college admissions scandal has occurred with the federal judge announcing the denial of the defendant’s motion for the dismissal of all charges against Lori Loughlin (Full House) and the thirteen other defendants on Friday, according to CNN. As reported a month ago, the Federal prosecutors were not allowing the dismissal of these college bribery charges to occur. With this announcement from the Massachusetts Federal Court, it appears that the trial will go on as scheduled in October.
The Court’s decision to dismiss was founded in the defendants’ accusations that the federal prosecutors had failed to accurately conduct past investigations of the shocking scandal, particularly with the iPhone messages and notes of the scandal’s orchestrator, Rick Singer. However, according to CNN, Judge Nathaniel Gorton decided that “After consideration of the extensive briefing, affidavits and other information provided by the government and defendants, the Court is satisfied that the government has not lied to or misled the Court.”
The actress and her husband, Massimo Giannulli, are accused of three counts of conspiracy to commit federal bribery, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering for their participation in the college admissions scandal that rocked the world in 2019. The duo has pleaded not guilty but can still face a 50-year sentence if found guilty by the Federal Court. The celebrities are alleged to have paid $500,000 in order to get their two daughters admitted into the University of Southern California.