Prosecutors in the college admissions scandal released the alleged athletic resume of Olivia Jade, the youngest daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, in a recent court filing. The documents were filed by prosecutors in the nation’s largest admissions scandal, which has provided a look into the lengths of deception that wealthy parents were willing to go to get their children into prestigious schools.
Loughlin and Giannulli have been charged with three conspiracy counts for allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into USC. Rick Singer, the mastermind of the admissions scandal, allegedly crafted the athletic resume to get Olivia Jade into USC as a fake athletic recruit, a strategy that he referred to as the “side door.”
The resume is partially redacted however it does state the last name of the individual, Giannulli, and the graduation date of the individual, which matches the graduation date of Loughlin and Giannulli’s youngest daughter, Olivia Jade. The two paged resume paints Olivia Jade as a champion member of the rowing team, with a skill set of “awareness, organization, direction and steering.” The athletic resume then lists Olivia Jade’s long list of rowing accomplishments including; a Gold Medal at the San Diego Crew Classic in 2016 and 2014; a Silver Medal at the US Rowing Southwest Regional Junior Championships in 2016; and a top 3 finish over the past 4 years at the Marin Crew Festival. The athletic resume finishes by stating that Olivia Jade’s sister is currently on the roster and fills the position of USC #4 boat. It then describes Olivia Jade as highly talented rower that can be successful in both men’s and women’s boats. Prosecutor’s claim this is false, and that Giannulli did not even participate in crew competitively.
On Friday, prosecutors released documents in a legal filing in response to Loughlin and Giannulli’s argument that the government was withholding evidence that would prove the parent’s innocence. The defense attorney for the couple claimed that the government was “concealing exculpatory evidence that helps show that both the defendants believed that all the payments they made would go to USC itself…”
The couple awaits trial on a slew of charges including bribery, money laundering conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The couple maintains their innocence and has continually pleaded not guilty to all the charges filed against them. Early on in the investigation Loughlin and Giannulli rejected a plea deal, since then prosecutors have sought an indictment that added more serious fraud and money laundering charges against them. With the added charges the couple could face up to 40 years in prison if found guilty. Olivia Jade Giannulli has not been charged in the admissions case, however it is unclear how much she knew about the lengths her parents’ went to get her into college. Prosecutor’s could apply pressure to Loughlin and Giannulli by calling Olivia Jade to testify against them. This may pressure the couple into pleading guilty to avoid their daughter testifying against them.
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