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Loughlin's 'Sweetheart Deal' May Spark 'Varsity Blues' Pleas

Law360 (May 21, 2020, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The decision by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion-designer husband to plead guilty in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case after losing a motion to dismiss could lead other wealthy parents to throw in the towel in hopes of also securing what one expert called a "sweetheart deal."

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, left in file photo, have agreed to plead guilty to trying to secure the fraudulent admission of their two daughters to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli on Friday will become the 23rd and 24th defendants...

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