Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli present & # 39; united front & # 39; during next month's hearing in connection with the university admission scandal
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli appear on August 27 in connection with the admission scandal in court.
At the hearing, they are expected to waive their rights to separate lawyers and declare that they understand the potential for conflicts of interest, according to Mercury News.
It is all part of an attempt to partly create a & # 39; united front & # 39; and to be represented throughout the trial by lawyers from the same firm.
Hearing: Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli appear on August 27 in connection with the admission scandal in court; they are depicted in 2015
In court cases, the lawyers of the prosecutors' arguments rejected that a joint representation of Latham & Watkins LLP jeopardizes their clients for possible loyalty.
& # 39; Giannulli and Loughlin are innocent of the charges against them and would like to delete their name & # 39 ;, it says in the documents.
& # 39; And they believe their interests will be most effectively promoted by presenting a united front against the government's unfounded allegations. & # 39;
United: The couple is expected to have a & # 39; united front & # 39; and that it remains represented by lawyers from the same firm during the court case; Loughlin (color suit) and Giannulli (behind her in green tie) are depicted from leaving a courthouse in Boston in early April
The joint representation lowers the likelihood that one of the two spouses will try to reduce their losses and plead guilty while the other continues the trial, said former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani.
He added that they are also less likely to appeal if the legal proceedings reach that point.
The Fuller House star and fashion designer were among the 50 people, including actress Felicity Huffman, who were accused of paying bribes and cheating to get their children to America's best colleges.
Prosecutors claim that the couple paid $ 500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, despite the fact that they never participated in the sport.
At stake: Loughlin and Giannulli face a maximum of 40 years in prison
Admission consultant William & # 39; Rick & # 39; Singer has already admitted his role as the scam leader and found guilty of multiple charges.
Huffman has also pleaded guilty and apologized. She is sentenced on September 13.
The fraud and money laundering against Loughlin and Giannulli have a potential maximum prison sentence of 40 years.
Fallout: Netflix dropped Loughlin for Fuller House not long after the news about her connection to the university admission scandal became known; she is pictured with the cast in 2016
As part of the fallout of the scandal, the Hallmark Channel broke ties with Loughlin on March 14 and had released its six-year scenes from When Calls The Heart.
Just two days later Netflix dropped her off from Fuller House.
On Friday, the cast of When Calls The Heart was reunited for their gigantic summer party in Beverly Hills without Loughlin, according to Yahoo.
Since the debut in 2013, she has been one of the most important stars of the show.
Fallout: Loughlin was not invited to a When Cast The Heart summer cast party on Friday, four months after the Hallmark Channel broke ties with actress after the scandal; she is pictured with her former co-star Jack Wagner in 2014
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