Actress Lori Loughlin and other defendants are still withholding evidence from the feds in the college admissions scandal, a joint filing late last week claimed, setting up a possible showdown between parents and prosecutors next month in federal court.
“Defendants have not yet produced any discovery to the Government despite Government requests,” Friday’s joint status report said. “The Defendants believe that it is premature to do so at this time. The Government disagrees with the Defendants’ assertion that it is ‘premature’ to provide their own discovery.”
Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli had argued last month that the feds are denying them a fair trial by withholding FBI interviews with scandal leader Rick Singer. Other parents fighting bribery charges also filed similar petitions over evidence last month.
A potential hearing on the evidence fight could be held Feb. 11 in U.S. District Court, as the sides are expected to exchange reply briefs this month. A status conference in the case will be held Friday in federal court.