Ahead of the prominent sentencing of actress Lori Loughlin, Fox News senior judicial expert Judge Andrew Napolitano informed “America’s Newsroom” there was “no crime” committed in the college admissions scandal cases.
Napolitano did not keep back, disclosing that he previously wrote a letter on behalf of a college pal that was part of the scandal that exposed the rich and popular paying big bucks on cheating scams to get their kids into the nation’s most prominent colleges and universities.
” These are not criminals,” Napolitano stated. “These are not individuals deserving of imprisonment, and, quite honestly, I’ll state this plainly, the judges who sent them away must repent of themselves due to the fact that this is not a proper workout of the judicial discretion.”
The “federal government gravely overreached,” he said, and the “defendants tricked the schools so … the schools have a cause of action versus the accuseds and against this creep, [William] “Rick” Vocalist, who put everything together but … there was no crime here.”
It’s most likely Loughlin will be sentenced to 2 months in prison, unless brand-new information is provided in the event, Napolitano said, mentioning his experience as a judge, nevertheless, with the coronavirus pandemic, she may not serve it in jail, depending upon what the Bureau of Prisons decides.
The couple initially pleaded not guilty however, in May, they shocked many when they accepted plead guilty like their fellow star counterpart in the scandal, Felicity Huffman The “ Desperate Housewives” starlet served 11 days of a prepared two-week sentence in 2019 for similar criminal activities.
Giannulli pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail scams and to sincere services wire and mail fraud, while Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to devote wire and mail fraud.
In her plea arrangement, Loughlin concurred to serve two months and pay a $150,000 fine with 2 years of monitored release and 100 hours of social work. A judge will make a judgment on Loughlin’s case later on Friday.
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto and Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.