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The Varsity Blues scandal is back in full effect today as actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to back in court today. Both have claimed their innocence in the scandal and have pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges.
The judge is expected to ask the two a series of questions that will highlight whether or not they plan on presenting a united legal fight.
According to CBS News, former federal prosecutor Laurie Levenson has said that "the concern here is that this law firm cannot zealously represent Loughlin and her husband because they might be pointing fingers at each other."
The prosecution team is claiming that the pair paid $500,00 to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team despite the fact they never participated in competitive rowing once in their life.
If the couple came together in a joint defense it would prevent their attorneys from using any evidence that could be favorable to one side of the couple but implicate the other.
"The benefit for Lori Loughlin and her husband is that there's strength in having a joint defense," Levenson said. "That they'll stand in unity and say this is an unfair prosecution. The risk in them sticking together in a joint defense is that they both could go down."
It seems like no matter what happens, Lori Loughlin and her husband may be going down for this and rightfully so. It's what they deserve.