Lori Loughlin: You Can't Send Me to Jail! I'm the Victim of a Conspiracy!

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We're living in unprecedented times, but even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, some things remain constant.

For example, as has been the case for the past year, Lori Loughlin is still headed to prison.


Yes, more than 12 months after the college admissions bribery scandal stunned the world, the former Full House star still hasn't gone to trial.

Loughlin refused a plea deal, and at the time, she was widely derided for doing so.

Now, however, it seems that may have been a savvier move than we initially thought.

According to a new report from TMZ, Loughlin's legal team is demanding that her case be thrown out.

Loughlin, Lori

And they might actually have a decent argument for doing so.

Lori's lawyers are flipping the script and accusing prosecutors of foul play.

They say the say the U.S. Attorney's Office is guilty of gross misconduct, which includes coercing witnesses, most notably Rick Singer, the alleged ringleader of the bribery scheme.

Loughlin's attorneys argue that she gave the bribe money to Singer under the mistaken belief that it was a donation to USC that would help her daughters' chances of being admitted.

Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin

They say that Singer was clear about this in his initial conversations with prosecutors, but he was later browbeaten into changing his story.

At one point, Singer stated that his clients "typically do not know that [former USC official Donna] Heinel is involved until the time of their first payment."

Team Loughlin says this is proof that Lori did not know she was paying out a bribe, but instead believed she was making a donation.

They say this version of events is corroborated by her initial statements to prosecutors.

Lori Loughlin Off to Court

"Yeah, no, no I -- I had questions about USC," the actress said last year.

"I was like, 'Well, maybe the way they got in you're not supposed to get in like that. I don't know, like can you,' but Moss [her husband] was like, 'No you can make a donation," Loughlin added.

"It's ok,' like I don't know. Uh, yeah, I don't know. But it's all on the up-and-up."

In other words, Loughlin is alleging that prosecutors lied and fabricated evidence against her, which means the judge in her case has no choice but to let her off the hook.

The strategy might be just crazy enough to work.

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