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New details have emerged about the alleged involvement of actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli in the college admissions scandal.
A new, 526-page motion, filed Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court, is the government's response to a recent argument by Loughlin, Giannulli, and additional defendants who have pleaded not guilty. The defendants say the government has withheld evidence, that multiple uncharged officials at the University of Southern California were aware of the scam, and that the couple engaged in a legitimate practice in which universities "regularly solicit donations from the families of prospective students" that can impact the students' chances of admission.
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As a part of its motion, the government released dozens of heavily redacted emails, documents and call transcripts to support its position -- many of which include exchanges between Giannulli, Loughlin, and scam mastermind William "Rick" Singer and his associates. Prosecutors say while the government had not interviewed any current or former USC employees who knew the extent of Singer's scam as a quid pro quo, the the documents show the couple themselves had specifically rejected the 'legitimate' approach" they had outlined in their own defense as a part of Singer's scam.
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The new documents show how Giannulli and Loughlin interacted with Singer and how the alleged scam worked for their two daughters. Multiple emails illustrate in greater detail how the couple worked with Singer and his associates to create fake athletic profiles for their two daughters, who were purportedly rowing recruits, to get into USC. In one element of the profile created for their older daughter, she is described as "an earnest, outspoken, incredibly positive-minded coxswain" who "puts extra effort in to everything she does."
One email exchange discusses the photos used of that daughter as a part of the profile. After...
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