Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli are still facing serious jail time if they're convicted of the charges brought against them in the college bribery scandal. Both have been charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud after they were accused of paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure admission to USC for their daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade. The couple has maintained their innocence throughout their legal battle and now sources claim they have enlisted the help of the FBI to help with her case.
Loughlin and Giannulli have vowed to fight the charges against them and now US Weekly has stated that according to court documents, the couple's legal team wants access to the “FBI reports concerning uncharged parents.” The courts have yet to decide if they can have access to the evidence collected regarding the other parents who have been investigated stating, “The parties will confer regarding this issue and if the matter cannot be resolved between the parties, defendants should file a motion to compel.”
A source told the magazine that Loughlin is convinced that USC will also try to file a civil suit against her and Giannulli after the criminal case is settled. "She feels that USC is going to do whatever’s necessary to attempt to financially ruin her family," they said. The source added that the actress wants to know what information the FBI has on other families that haven't been charged in an attempt to clear her name and expose the university. "She wants to expose USC’s admission practices and is looking forward to her day in court."
If convicted of the charges brought against them, both Loughlin and Giannulli could be facing a maximum of 40 years in prison each. The couple has maintained that although they knew they broke the rules, they weren't aware they were breaking any laws and sources have stated that the actress doesn't think she'll be found guilty. Los Angeles-based lawyer Neama Rahmani disagrees and told US Weekly that there is plenty of evidence against the couple. “The feds have an overwhelming amount of evidence against her, including emails, phone calls, and financial documents,” Rahmani tells Us. “No jury will acquit them.” The next court date for the couple is October 2.