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Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli arrive to Boston ahead of hearing

PICTURED: Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli arrive at their hotel in Boston ahead of expected court appearance to settle their choice of lawyers in sweeping college admissions bribery case

  • Lori Loughlin, 55, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, 56, arrived to Boston by private jet on Monday ahead of a hearing on their choice of lawyers
  • Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $50,000 in bribes to get their daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, into USC 
  • The hearing will be on whether their lawyers, who previously represented USC in unrelated matters, have a conflict of interest 
  • Prosecutors say that their lawyers, Latham & Watkins, should be disqualified 
  • On Tuesday a judge is expected to question the couple on whether they understand the risks of being represented by the same lawyers as each other  
  • Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the Varsity Blues scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli have been spotted rushing into their hotels in Boston after flying in via private jet in anticipation of a court hearing in the sweeping Operation Varsity Blues case. 

The pair touched town in Boston on Monday and tried to keep a low profile, wearing hats and sunglasses and keeping their heads down as their hurried into their hotel – a far cry from Loughlin’s court appearance in May where she signed fan autographs on the courthouse steps.  

Loughlin and Giannulli are expected to appear in court on Tuesday for a hearing on whether their defense lawyers have a conflict and should be disqualified from representing them as they recently represented the University of Southern California in an unrelated case. 

In the massive college cheating scandal Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $50,000 in bribes to get their two daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, into the USC as crew recruits, despite not being on the team.

Lori Loughlin, 55, (above) and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, 56, arrived to Boston by private jet on Monday ahead of a hearing for their lawyers

The hearing will be on whether their lawyers, who previously represented USC in unrelated matters, have a conflict of interest. Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli pictured on his phone after arriving to Boston on Monday ahead of their hearing

The hearing will be on whether their lawyers, who previously represented USC in unrelated matters, have a conflict of interest. Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli pictured on his phone after arriving to Boston on Monday ahead of their hearing 

The scandal, masterminded by California college admissions consultant William ‘Rick’ Singer, was outed in March when 51 people including Loughlin, her husband, and actress Felicity Huffman, were charged with bribery and fraud for scamming their children’s way into top universities. 

Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. 

Tuesday’s hearing will see if there’s a conflict of interest with Loughlin and Giannulli’s lawyers as they’re represented by law firm Latham & Watkins, which also until recently represented USC in a real estate dispute unrelated to the college admissions scandal. 

Latham & Watkins, one of the biggest law firms in the U.S., no longer represents the school. 

Prosecutors say the firm’s representation of the alleged victim is a conflict of interest that warrants disqualification.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $50,000 in bribes to get their daughters Olivia Jade, 19, (left) and Isabella Rose, 20, (right) into University of Southern California by posing as crew recruits, despite not rowing for the team

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $50,000 in bribes to get their daughters Olivia Jade, 19, (left) and Isabella Rose, 20, (right) into University of Southern California by posing as crew recruits, despite not rowing for the team

Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering

Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering

On Tuesday a federal magistrate judge is expected to question Loughlin and Giannulli on whether they understand the risks posed by being represented by the same lawyers as each other. 

The judge has recently held a series hearings regarding potential conflicts created by law firms’ dual representations of parents charged in the case, cooperating witnesses or USC.  

In all, 34 parents have been charged in the college admissions scandal. 

Of those, 15 have agreed to plead guilty, including Desperate Housewives TV star Felicity Huffman. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 13. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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