If Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli are going down – they’re doing it together. The couple, who has plead not guilty to charges they paid bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California, have waived their rights to separate attorneys.
This means they’ll be represented by the same law firm – even though the Magistrate Judge Page Kelly strenuously warned that it wasn’t the best idea for a good defense. But we’re also learning more about the defense their legal team appears to be mounting: what some refer to as the “See No Evil defense.”
Essentially, sources say the pair view their $500-thousand payment as little more than a donation and never realized that they were doing something wrong. That said, there doesn’t appear to be any sort of explanation for the fake profiles created, which painted Loughlin’s daughters as rowing and soccer athletes.
Either way, Loughlin and Giannulli are facing more than 20-years each in prison if they are found guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud and money laundering.