SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors say a guidance counselor raised “red flags” about the applications from Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughters, CBS Newsreports.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of spending $500,000 in bribes to pay for their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli to be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. Neither daughter competed in crew prior to joining the team.
Apparently, Giannulli met with the guidance counselor to “shut down the concerns,” CBS News reports.
"What this shows is that people who feel that they have rank and privilege and money think that they can do anything, and that's what makes people so upset about this case," said CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman.
Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty in the court case. Meanwhile, Felicity Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to have someone correct her daughter’s SAT. She is expected to be back in court Monday, according to CNN.
Loughlin, though, apparently wants to go to court because her family feels they have a strong chance of winning the case, according to my report for the Deseret News.15 comments on this story
“Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court. She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened,” according to People magazine.
Loughlin and Giannulli have also reached out to crisis management executives to help fix their public image once the scandal is over, CNN reports.
"It's killing her that her squeaky-clean reputation has done a total 180," one source told CNN. "She reads everything that's written about her, and she's already thinking about how she can turn her image around."