Loughlin, Husband Appear in Court in Boston in College Admissions Case - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Loughlin, Husband Appear in Court in Boston in College Admissions Case

The couple appeared in Boston federal court Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Lori Loughlin and Husband Questioned at Hearing

    Actress Lori Loughlin was in federal court in Boston Tuesday in connection to the college admissions scandal.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019)

    A judge says actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California — an alleged victim in the case. 

    The couple appeared in Boston federal court Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case.

    Prosecutors had said their lawyers pose a potential conflict of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli say the firm's work for USC was unrelated to the admissions case and was handled by different lawyers.

    The judge is expected to rule later on a potential conflict with another firm representing the couple that also represents other defendants in the case.

    Lori Loughlin, Husband Appear in Boston Federal Court

    [BOS] Lori Loughlin, Husband Appear in Boston Federal Court

    Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, appeared in federal court Tuesday for a procedural hearing on a possible conflict of interest in the college admissions scandal case against them.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019)

    The couple is accused of paying $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the USC crew team, even though neither participated in the sport.

    Loughlin didn't answer questions outside the court Tuesday afternoon.

    She and Gianulli pleaded not guilty to charges that include mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. They are among the 50 parents who have been charged in a nationwide scheme to pay millions of dollars to secure spots for their children at elite universities.

    Students were admitted to their desired universities by either cheating on college admission exams or by being passed as student athletes, according to court documents. Many parents charged in the investigation are prominent in law, business and finance. Hollywood actress Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty for her alleged participation in the scheme, also faces charges in the scam.

    Each of the charges Loughlin and Giannulli face call for up to 20 years in prison, although first-time offenders would likely get only a small fraction of that if convicted.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.