Full House co-star Lori Loughlin wants the charges against her and her husband put on ice until they see what the prosecution has up its sleeve.
According to the New York Daily News , Loughlin — the leading lady in the college admissions scandal — along with her husband and 15 other defendants is asking a judge to suspend “substantive motions” until a June 3 status conference.
Loughlin and fashion designer hubby Mossimo Giannulli are accused of coughing up $500,000 in bribes to grease their two daughters into the University of Southern California (USC) — as members of the rowing crew. The daughters don’t row.
Other well-heeled parents allegedly did the same through bribes and fixing tests.
“At present, the defendants have not yet received any discovery in this case and have been told by the government that it is extremely voluminous,” the new filing in federal court in Boston states.
“Defendants would like an opportunity to review discovery in a meaningful way before filing of substantive motions in this case.”
It adds: “Litigating substantive motions in a piecemeal fashion and before defendants have an opportunity to become familiar with the government’s evidence could substantially prejudice the defendants’ ability to make proper legal arguments to contest the allegations.”
Loughlin also lives in terror that her two precious daughters may be forced to testify.
A pal told People that the actress is “feeling pressure” to take a deal.
“Lori will not do anything to put her daughters in harm’s way,” the friend said.
“She is like a mama bear when it comes to the girls, and she will do whatever she has to do to protect them from prosecution, especially malicious prosecution. Her top priority in all of this is to protect her daughters.”
Sources have also told the New York Post that the relationship between Loughlin and her husband is ice cold. She reportedly blames him for the fiasco.
Loughlin and Gianulli, along with 31 other parents, were arrested last month.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents agreed to plead guilty earlier this month to cut their prison sentences.
Loughlin and her husband apparently thought federal prosecutors were “bluffing.”
“These parents are a catalogue of wealth and privilege,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said last month. “All of them knowingly conspired.”
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