Lori Loughlin is still planning to fight charges in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal, even after Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.
That conviction, together with the four-month prison sentence Judge Indira Talwani has given to Devin Sloane this week, has resulted in no fewer than 12 suspects in the case who now want to change their pleas.
A legal complaint from DailyMail.com shows that three of the defendants who initially entered into non-guilty funds have now signed a deal with the government and the other nine are in talks.
That is not the case for Loughlin or the 18 other parents mentioned in her indictment, all of whom have to deal with allegations of postal fraud and money laundering.
Huffman received her two-week sentence based on a $ 15,000 payment she had made and a single count of mail fraud. Loughlin is accused of paying $ 500,000 and is confronted with those extra money laundering costs.
If she were tried, Loughlin would be sentenced to 40 years in prison if she was found guilty on both counts.
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Becky with the bad look: Lori Loughlin (above during a Boston trial last month) is still moving forward with her non-guilty plea for post-fraud and money laundering in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal
Prison Tied: Felicity Huffman (seen above leaving her conviction earlier this month in Boston) received a 14-day sentence on a one-month recommendation
& # 39; Defendants (Laura) Janke, (Ali) Khosroshahin and (Steven) Masera have already concluded plea agreements & # 39 ;, says US Attorney Andrew Lelling in an interim status report filed at the federal court on Tuesday.
& # 39; The government argues with additional defendants. Depending on the number of defendants who still have to stay in court, the government currently estimates that its chief would last about three to six weeks, assuming half-day sessions. & # 39;
There are a total of 12 defendants in that indictment, which consists of all those accused of a single count of racketeering conspiracy.
Janke and Khosroshahin were football coaches who worked to give students with no or limited athletic skills access to the best schools through a place in a sports team from that university.
Masera was the accountant who helped facilitate the money the parents paid to William Rick Singer, the brain behind the cheating scandal that led his arrangement through the non-profit Key Worldwide Foundation.
Federal prosecutors are now demanding that Judge Talwani convicts the three of them to & # 39; detention on the low end of the sentencing process of the Guidelines, a year of controlled release, a fine, confiscation and restitution & # 39 ;.
In the case of Janke, the lowest point of the directive would be 27 months in prison.
It is unclear whether one of the other nine non-parent defendants mentioned in the indictment has currently rejected a possible deal and is ready to take a possible five-year prison sentence if he is guilty during the trial is found.
Judge Talwani still has to spare one of the defendants in the case, but went well under the recommended penalties filed by the American lawyer.
Huffman was given a 14-day sentence after prosecutors had recommended a one-month sentence, while Devin Sloane was given four months after prosecutors had recommended a year behind bars.
It is not only the sentences that caused these heart changes, the file also reveals that the government & # 39; millions of pages with discoveries & # 39; has produced for every defendant in the case.
This amount of information is provided by lawyers for the defendants who ask for more time to review the documents, a matter on which Judge Talwani will soon be ruling in court.
Prosecutors hope to continue and bring these cases to court, which they believe would not last longer than six weeks in this case, assuming that all the defendants continue their pleadings not guilty.
There is also the possibility of more charges, with the American lawyer announcing new charges after the conviction of both Huffman and Sloane.
Janke Prison: Laura Janke (above during her March 25 trial) pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering in Boston, changing her original non-guilty plea
Becky & # 39; s poor heir: emails received by researchers revealed that it was decided that bribes would be paid to recruit Bella (left) and Olivia (right) as crew coxswains
Janke is the former assistant football coach at the University of Southern California who worked with Singer to create embellished athletic profiles for the children of his clients with deep pockets.
She is now working with the US Attorney's Office as a cooperative witness to the case, much to the annoyance of a number of parents fighting the charges against them.
Among the recruits that Janke had assisted was Olivia Jade Giannulli, whose parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have rejected a plea and intend to fight the charges against those who have been imprisoned for 40 years.
It was Janke who was responsible for creating the profile that made Loughlin's younger daughter Olivia end up in USC, falsifying the girl's credentials to show that she was an elite rower.
She seems to be the most crucial witness to the case after Singer, after working with the mastermind itself and with several parents and coaches.
Janke helped Loughlin and her husband when they chose to use the athletics route to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.
This required the daughters Isabella and Olivia, who had never rowed in their lives, to pretend to be in crew teams.
To sell that, they posed for photos on ergometers, suggesting that they were both conscious and willing participants in their parents' plan.
In addition, Olivia deliberately allowed the Singer team to complete its university applications according to the complaint.
& # 39; On or about December 12, 2017, Loughlin sent an email (Singer) with a copy of Giannulli and their younger daughter (Olivia) to ask for advice on completing the formal USC application, in the aftermath of the provisional acceptance of her daughter as a recruited athlete & # 39 ;, the complaint states.
& # 39; Loughlin wrote: & # 39; (Our younger daughter) has not submitted all her lecture (sic) apps and is confused about how to do this. I want to make sure she brings it in because I don't want to draw attention to (her) with our little friend at (her high school). Can you tell us how we should proceed? & # 39; & # 39;
In response, Singer wrote an email & # 39; in which an employee was encouraged to submit the applications on behalf of the younger daughter of Giannullis (Olivia).
Loughlin and Giannulli & # 39; agreed to pay bribes totaling $ 500,000 in exchange for the fact that their two daughters were designated as recruits for the USC team – despite the fact that they did not participate in the crew – thereby admission to USC was facilitated & # 39 ;, the documents said.
The couple sent Singer an e-mail in 2016 about the prospects of their daughters at the university, in which they stated that they wanted to do the necessary work to see the girls receive USC as opposed to ASU.
E-mails received by researchers showed that it was soon decided that bribes would be paid to have the girls recruit as crew members.
Shortly thereafter, photos were taken of older daughter Isabella on an ergometer.
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