Tough 'Varsity Blues' Prosecution Tactics Level Playing Field

By Chris Villani (April 17, 2019, 8:42 PM EDT) -- Beefed-up money laundering charges for the parents accused in the college admissions scandal and target letters sent to their children highlight how "bare-knuckle" white collar prosecution tactics once reserved for organized crime or drug cases are now being used to level the playing field against traditionally hard-to-convict wealthy defendants, experts said.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, were among the parents hit with a money laundering charge after pleading not guilty in the college admissions scandal. (AP) The proverbial gloves appear to be off for the 16 parents, including "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, who are still fighting...

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