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Judge: Misconduct claims in college scam case 'disturbing'

Posted at 12:24 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 15:26:25-04

Associated Press - The judge overseeing the case against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other parents charged with cheating the college admissions process is calling allegations of misconduct by investigators “serious and disturbing."

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday ordered prosecutors to respond to claims that investigators bullied their cooperating witness to lie and trick parents into saying things that could be used against them. At issue are notes from the phone of the scheme’s admitted mastermind, admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer.

The parents argue Singer’s notes prove their innocence and warrant a dismissal of the case.