Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have suggested for awhile now that the government withheld evidence against them. Now, the federal prosecutors have struck back.
What’s going on?
- Back in January, Loughlin and her husband filed paperwork in court that said the U.S. Attorney’s Office withheld evidence that indicated the couple thought they were donating to the University of Southern California and not trying to pay off the school for bribery, according to Page Six.
- Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be crew recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple pleaded not guilty.
How did the federal prosecutors respond?
- The federal prosecutors called the claim from Loughlin and Giannulli that they were withholding evidence files.
- The prosecutors said the interview — which reportedly was with mastermind William “Rick” Singer — happened after Loughlin and Giannulli filed the paperwork, too, according to Page Six.
- The statement read: “The government has broad powers, but they do not include mental telepathy or time travel. The government cannot disclose witness statements before the witnesses make them.”
What else happened?
- According to the Boston Herald, the federal government offered a resume in their response to the government claim.