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Lori Loughlin, Other Parents Lose Bid to Toss College Case (1)

May 8, 2020, 7:31 PM

Actor Lori Loughlin, former TPG private equity executive Bill McGlashan and a dozen other parents must face trial in the U.S. college admissions scandal after a federal judge rejected their request to dismiss the case over “outrageous government misconduct.”

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Boston said Friday there was no evidence that prosecutors and federal agents got the scheme’s mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, to lie to parents in order to fabricate evidence against them. Gorton also rejected a bid to suppress phone conversations with parents that Singer secretly recorded in cooperating with the government’s investigation of the racket....

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