Lori Loughlin and family are afraid of the possibility of jail time after they took part in an illegal college admissions bribery scheme to where they paid upwards of $500,000 for their daughters to get in. So, they hired a high-panel attorney that worked for the Justice Department that put away those evil Enron bosses, remember that?
What is the problem, get a good lawyer and claim you had too many twinkies and were too well off to know what you did was illegal, you could also mention that you would be willing to pay a hefty fine and make soup for the homeless in Malibu plus your fashion designer husband could provide hoodies for all the cold people in southern California, see, nothing to it.
This is just further admission of guilt that will tick most of us off if these two liars, schemers, users, and abusers walk away without a stiff punishment. Just more proof that there is no justice in the U.S. for those who have enough money to cheat regular working Americans trying to make a future for our kids.
The former “Full House” actress and husband Mossimo Giannulli have hired a team of high-powered attorneys amid charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, which the Daily Mail reports carries a maximum of five years in prison.
According to the outlet, which cites court documents filed in Boston on Monday, Loughlin and Giannulli have hired Sean M. Berkowitz, William Trach and Perry Viscounty to defend them in the case, and it’s one case from Berkowitz’s past that is raising eyebrows.
Berkowitz is a former director from the Department of Justice’s Enron Task Force, which involved him prosecuting the former company’s CEOs Kennth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, who were convicted of fraud and conspiracy back in 2006. In addition to reportedly proclaiming that the wealthy execs shouldn’t be permitted to “buy their way out of this” scandal, Berkowitz also said following their convictions that, “No matter how rich and powerful you are, you have to play by the rules.” [excerpt via AOL.com]
Makes even better sense to be a man and if you do the crime, do the time. No fancy lawyers, no elaborate stories about miscommunications and “not knowing” what they were actually getting into. How about being a moral person Miss Hallmark, admitting you cheated a system and accepting your punishment!
She and her husband are worth millions. So she can’t play the parts of innocent, highly ethical, “good girls” anymore and maintain her fake persona, a year in jail might knock out some of that entitlement mentality.
I think they will get no more than a misdemeanor for this. They will be fined and their lawyer will say they were misguided and would do what any parent would do if they had the means. It’s not that they meant to screw someone more deserving, they just didn’t care.