Despite compelling evidence that Lori Loughlin forked over an ungodly sum to scam her daughters into USC as members of the school’s crew team, the Full House actress and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty to charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Loughlin could be (but probably won’t be) sentenced to as many as 40 years in white-collar, Martha Stewart resort prison, and a source tells Entertainment Tonight that she’s finally soiling her tasteful tan pantsuit a little bit.
The prospect of more than two dozen out-of-touch, ethically bereft millionaires and billionaires being held accountable for their brazen attempts to game what should be a merit-based system has most people sitting back and delightedly eating popcorn like Michael Jackson in that meme we can’t use anymore, but not everyone is here for Loughlin’s undoing.
A confusing flyer posted by an unknown individual or group on a lamppost outside the Federal Public Defender’s office downtown opines that the FBI and Singer are guilty of framing Loughlin, accusing them of using “Nazi Gestopo [sic]” tactics to entrap the actress. Also embezzlement for some reason?
The flyer goes on to make the argument that Loughlin and Giannulli’s social media influencer daughter Olivia Jade could have gotten into school based on her business acumen if her parents hadn’t been drawn into the scandal by “sharks.” The flyer’s author also claims that prior to the USC flap, the Loughlin-Giannulli clan “represented the highest standard for moral integrity throughout their entire lives” (emphasis his, not mine).
Loughlin and Giannulli are among 16 parents that decided to plead not guilty and fight the charges; 13 others, including actress Felicity Huffman, pleaded guilty and will likely benefit from plea deals. One couple who pleaded not guilty, the Colburns, actually filed a motion to dismiss. Let’s hope they have good advertising like this on their sides too.