Federal prosecutors claiming that Lori Loughlin and her husband paid $ 500,000 to get their two children admitted to the University of Southern California, while crew members released a fake resume used by daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli.
Loughlin, the 55-year-old actor from the successful 90s sitcom Full House, and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, are two of the dozens of wealthy parents who were sued in the ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandal last year. .
Monday prosecutors have revealed evidence that they are reinforcing their case, including a fake CV with the alleged athletic performance of Olivia Jade, although she has never organized high school sport.
The fake CV was unveiled in response to a legal motion by Giannullis’ lawyers who were looking for phone, text messages, and interview transcripts between investigators and Rick Singer, the alleged brain of the college scam committee.
Although the resume has been modified to hide the child’s name, the high school graduation year is listed as 2018, the year that Olivia Jade completed her studies at Marymount High School in the trendy Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.
Prosecutors who worked on the college admission scandal on Monday showed evidence that they are reinforcing their case, including a fake CV with the alleged athletic performance of Olivia Jade. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are seen on the left. Olivia Jade is seen well
The edited resume hides the girl’s first name and the high school she attended
But it does mention the year that the girl finished high school – 2018 – that corresponds to Olivia Jade Giannulli’s high school diploma. The CV also claims that Olivia Jade was a coxswain, the leading position in a rowing team
Among the achievements listed on the resume are gold, silver and bronze medals in various rowing competitions, as well as participation in prestigious events such as the head of the Charles Regatta in Boston and the head of the American in Lake Natoma
Olivia Jade, 20, is the younger sister of 21-year-old Isabella Rose Giannulli.
Loughlin and her husband are said to have arranged payments to try to get both of their daughters to USC.
In the fake CV, Olivia Jade claims to have been a coxswain.
In rowing team, a mate is the team member who sits in the stern opposite the bow of the boat.
The coxswain is responsible for steering the boat and instructing the other rowers about the power to be used and the speed of rowing.
The summary also provides an overview of various ‘skills’, including ‘awareness, organization, direction and management’.
The fake CV claims that Olivia Jade was a mate, or leading rower, in her high school team and that she participated in prestigious races, such as the annual head of the Charles Regatta in Boston (seen on the Cambridge side of Charles River) near Boston last October)
It also includes several rowing competitions in which Olivia Jade would have participated as a mate, including the prestigious head of Charles in Boston and the head of the American in Lake Natoma.
The head of the Charles Regatta website for the years mentioned in the fake resume contains no results for a “Giannulli.”
The resume claims that Olivia Jade earned two gold medals, two silvers and two bronze as a mate for her high school team.
The document claims that the Olivia Jade team finished 11th in the 2016 Head of the Charles and 14th the following year.
It also claims that the Olivia Jade crew won the bronze and silver medals at the USRowing Southwest Regional Junior Championships, as well as gold and silver medal finishes at the San Diego Crew Classic.
Federal prosecutors in Boston say Loughlin conspired to bribe USC employees to ensure the admission of her two daughters.
She and her husband were previously accused of conspiring to commit fair service fraud and money laundering.
They are also confronted with a conspiracy charge to commit bribery of federal programs.
If they are convicted, they are each in jail for 45 years.
Loughlin and her husband allegedly had their girls pose on rowing machines for their recruitment profiles.
Olivia Jade’s profile claimed she was a coxswain for the LA Marina Club team, which does not seem to exist.
The Giannullis, who pleaded non-guilty, have recently submitted new judicial documents alleging that federal prosecutors have hidden evidence that they believe they made a legitimate donation to the college.
Loughlin (center in February 2019) and her husband are accused of paying $ 500,000 to get daughters Olivia Jade (left) and Bella (right) into university
The couple claim that prosecutors have hidden exculpatory evidence that their payment to Rick Singer (left) was not a bribe given to the then USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel (right)
On Friday retaliation documents submitted by the public prosecutor’s office contain a sarcastic statement that ridicules both Loughlin and Giannuli.
It claims that the “exculpatory evidence” to which the couple refers does not exist.
They accuse Loughlin and Giannuli of referring to a recent witness interview with Rick Singer’s university administration, which was held after their arrest.
The prosecution document states: “The government has broad powers, but these do not include mental telepathy or time travel.”
According to TMZ, the document adds sarcastically: “The government cannot make witness statements public before witnesses make them.”
The prosecutors further claim that “the absence thereof [legitimate exculpatory] evidence is a result of criminal behavior of Loughlin and Giannnulli, not a violation of disclosure obligation by the government. ”
The documents would say that the prosecution did not provide conclusive evidence that their payment was not a bribe given to the then USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel.
The couple claims that it took the prosecutor months to hand over the evidence, as well as Singer’s testimony that Loughlin and Giannulli did not know that bribes had been offered to the school.
“Rick Singer advised the government in a general and substantive sense that … the families who do the side door … usually don’t know that Heinel is involved until the time of the first payment,” the document said to TMZ.
The couple argues that prosecutors should have revealed this news in May after his testimony.
By not disclosing Singer’s statements, the couple claimed in the legal document that the government had used the alleged lack of evidence to “press the defendants to plead guilty.”
The document stated that the couple thought the payment of $ 50,000 “went directly to the USC program” and that prosecutors clearly acknowledge that the alleged “bribes” from Giannulli and Loughlin did not go to a USC official personally, but rather to USC itself. ”
The extra $ 200,000 they gave to Singer, the couple apparently believed in Singer’s charity, with some funds “going to a USC program.”
It is unclear which USC program Loughlin and her husband believed their money benefited from this.
The couple’s judicial document also states that prosecutors are in possession of USC e-mails on the internet that offered to “mark” on the applications of the couple’s daughter and offered a special tour of the campus to impact of [Giannulli’s] philanthropy.’
The statement of the couple that they believed that their money was donated to the school – and not an individual at the school as a bribe – is considered an important issue.
Donating money to the university is not illegal.
The document also stated that USC “has an institutional practice where recording and fundraising are closely intertwined” and noted that the then athletic director of the school, Pat Hayden, reportedly said the pair was “good for a million plus” in donations in connection with The admissions of Bella and Olivia Jade.
The Loughlin and Giannulli criminal proceedings for their part in the university’s admission scandal are now set for October.
They have argued not guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, money laundering and bribery.
The couple put their 12,000 square feet, Bel Air, California, on the market for $ 28 million. It was used as collateral for their $ 2 million bail after the university scandal broke out.