Lori Loughlin

Former “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin just got called out by legal experts her “unbelievable arrogance”. The experts weighed in after a Federal judge shut down Lori Loughlin’s attempt to have her charges in the college admissions scandal tossed out on Friday.

Judge Shuts Down Lori Loughlin 

Last week, just days before the ruling, sources close to Loughlin reported the couple was confident their case would be dismissed. Their confidence was based on what Loughlin’s attorneys argued was misconduct on the partner of Federal prosecutors.

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However, on Friday, Judge Nathanial Gorton did not see things Loughlin’s way. 

“After consideration of the extensive briefing, affidavits and other information provided by the government and defendants, the court is satisfied that the government has not lied to or misled the Court,” he wrote in his decision to allow the case to move forward. 

Legal Experts Weigh In On Lori Loughlin’s Case 

Mercury News reported that legal experts describe the judge’s Friday ruling as “a big blow” and “a huge setback” for Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli. Who each face up to 45 years in prison if convicted on all charges in the college admissions scandal. 

“The ruling is a huge setback for Loughlin’s defense team, and eliminates their only chance of getting the case dismissed before trial,” said Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor who now has her own private practice in Los Angeles.

“Lori better be prepared to face a jury of her peers in October, because that is her only chance of beating these charges.”

DC Attorney: “Justice Should always be blind.”

Mark Zaid, a Washington DC attorney,  represented the son of Stephen Semprevivo, another parent in the case who actually took “full responsibility” for his actions. His client, Semprevivo, was sentenced to four months in prison after entering his plea.

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was also sentenced to jail time after entering a guilty plea to charges in the college admissions scandal.  

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Attorney Zaid said that Judge Gorton’s Friday ruling was correct. Adding that Loughlin has shown both “no remorse” and “unbelievable arrogance” throughout this case.

“As it should be. I’ve rep’d two students implicated in the academic scandal,” he tweeted. “One parent went to jail. Loughlin & daughter have displayed no remorse & unbelievable arrogance that they have done nothing wrong. Justice should always be blind.”

Zaid went on to compare what Lori Loughlin is doing to the strategies of parents like Semprevivo, who plead guilty in order to get a light sentence. 

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“I think it’s very risky, very aggressive posture to take,” Zaid said.

“Essentially, I view it as an all-or-nothing defense. If successful, then obviously they will be ecstatic. They will have gotten off scot-free. Their defense will have cost them a tremendous amount of money. If they fail, if they are convicted, they are going to go away and serve a significant amount of time.”

Judge Gives Lori Loughlin Wake-up Call

Judge Gorton’s Friday ruling may have been a bit of a wake-up call for Loughlin.

A source close to her told Entertainment Tonight that the actress is now feeling “nervous” and like she is living in “a bad dream she can’t wake up from.”

Despite the ‘huge setback’, Loughlin reportedly still believes she has the truth on her side.

“Lori is convinced she did nothing wrong,” the source said. “Despite her setback, she has no plans to back down” from her not guilty plea.

“She strongly believes that (Singer) misrepresented himself and, because she thought he’d acted on behalf of the school, she feels she is innocent.”

Lori Loughlin is taking a huge gamble by sticking to her not guilty plea, so she’ll be getting mighty familiar with the inside of a jail cell if her top dollar attorneys don’t pay off.

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