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The defendants in the college admissions scandal trial have been split into these two groups

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were added to the same group for the trial

In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photograph, actress Lori Loughlin departs hand in hand with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in federal court in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photograph, actress Lori Loughlin departs hand in hand with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in federal court in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
Philip Marcelo, Associated Press

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli and 13 other parents learned their trial dates for the college admissions scandal trial.

What’s going on:

  • U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton announced trial dates Thursday despite calls by defense attorneys to push the entire trial to 2021.
  • Gorton broke up the defendants into two groups. One group’s trial will begin on Oct. 5 and the other on Jan. 11, 2021.

What the groups look like:

According to Richard Martin, the criminal justice editor of the Los Angeles Times, the groups for the college admissions scandal trial will be broken up as follows:

Oct. 5:

  • Loughlin
  • Giannulli
  • Robert Zangrillo, investor
  • John Wilson, financier
  • Homayoun Zadeh, professor at the University of Southern California
  • Gamal Abdelaziz, a casino executive
  • Diane Blake
  • Todd Blake

Jan. 11

  • William McGlashan Jr., former private equity chief
  • David Sidoo, Canadian investor
  • I-Hsin “Joey” Chen, owner of Torrance shipping company
  • Elizabeth Kimmel, media executive
  • Marci Palatella, owner of a distillery in Kentucky
  • Gregory Colburn, Palo Alto oncologist
  • Amy Colburn

What else?

Brand and reputation management expert Eric Schiffer told me in an email that the trial will be must-see TV.

  • He said: “It comes during the heat of the fall premiere slate and will capture far more interest than most shows.”