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Loughlin, husband Giannulli waive arraignment on feds' fourth set of updated charges

Posted On: Jan 27, 2020   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are opting out of another appearance at federal court to face a fourth set of updated charges by prosecutors in the “Varsity Blues” case.
Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley accepted the waivers of arraignments and not guilty pleas of Loughlin and Giannulli Monday, along with eight other parents after Massachusetts parent John Wilson was indicted on a false tax return charge earlier this month, causing all defendants to be hit with updated charges.
Parents had until Friday to waive their appearances.
Federal prosecutors are accusing the parents of paying six-figure sums through scandal mastermind Rick Singer to secure fake recruitment slots for their children on top university athletic teams.
Kelley also allowed defendants to extend their deadline to file responses to the government in a battle for access to thousands of Singer's phone call and text message transcripts, an argument that may lead to a hearing in U.S. District Court next month.
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