Back in March, actress Lori Loughlin and 50 other parents of college age children were charged in a college admissions scandal that accused them of doing everything from hiring people to falsify SAT scores to lying about the sports teams their children were involved in.
It’s now June and no, this case is far from any sort of conclusion.
And Loughlin ain’t too happy about it.
“People who are not in the legal field often don’t understand how long these things take,” a source close to Loughlin and her fashion designer husband J. Mossimo Giannulli tells People magazine. “Lori and Mossimo are seeing firsthand that court cases move slowly. They’re having to come to terms with the fact that this isn’t going away anytime soon. This will be over their heads all summer long, and it could still be pending during the holidays. At this point, they have to get used to the new normal.”
The defense team for Loughlin and the other parents named in the case now say that part of their strategy will be to suggest that the money that changed hands were not in fact bribes. Instead, the parents thought the money would be considered a donation to the school.
“If the money went to a school, it’s not a bribe,” said Martin Weinberg, who represents accused parent David Sidoo, in a recent interview with NBC News. “Many of the clients would contend that if payments were made to a charity or sports organization, that it is not a bribe.”
This is about to get really interesting.