Lori Loughlin’s at it again. This time, she claims that the FBI told Rick Singer to lie about her and Giannulli.
Now, her attorney wants their trial date postponed.
It’s just the latest installment of Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli’s trial for their involvement in the college admissions bribery scandal, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. Rick Singer was the ring leader behind the scam.
Attorney Sean M. Berkowitz, who is representing Loughlin and Giannulli, claims to have explosive evidence. It supposedly reveals that the FBI told Singer to lie about Loughlin and Giannulli’s knowledge of the bribery.
Now, Berkowitz has filed a motion to have the decision on his clients’ trial date postponed.
In the new court docs, Berkowitz points to the fact that prosecutors previously withheld “exonerating” evidence about the couple, which they later released.
Berkowitz claims the evidence includes notes from Singer. These notes allegedly detail conversations he had with the FBI about “recorded phone calls that they directed him to make.”
The FBI supposedly told Singer to call his clients and “induce inculpatory statements to be used against those clients.”
But that’s not all that Berkowitz alleges. He also says,
“Singer’s notes indicate that FBI agents yelled at him, and instructed him to lie by saying that he told his clients who participated in the alleged ‘side door’ scheme that their payments were bribes, rather than legitimate donations that went to the schools.”
Essentially, Berkowitz believes the government is desperately trying “to ‘nail’ one of the defendants ‘at all costs.'”
He alleges that Singer wrote in the notes,
“They are asking me to bed the truth… Liz raised her voice to me like she did in the hotel room about agreeing with her that everyone bribed the schools, this time about asking each person to agree to a lie I was telling them.”
Berkowitz is hoping to get his clients’ trial date postponed so that they can bring the new information to light. He thinks he’s got enough to figure out whether Singer actually told Loughlin and Giannulli that their donations were bribes.
In any case, Berkowitz believes his clients have unfairly become a target. He states that “the supplemental discovery produced today demonstrates that the government was simply not being truthful.”