College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin's Daughter's Infamous Rowing Photos Revealed By Prosecutors

Among the exhibits submitted by prosecutors are photos of 20-year-old Olivia Jade and 21-year-old Bella Giannulli, posing on an indoor rowing machine

In this file photo, Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli attend The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Federal prosecutors in the college admissions scandal have filed a response to Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's request to dismiss the case. In new court documents obtained by E! News, emails, phone transcripts and photos further reveal the famous couple's alleged involvement with the scam's accused ring leader, William "Rick" Singer.

Among the exhibits submitted by prosecutors are photos of their daughters, 20-year-old Olivia Jade and 21-year-old Bella Giannulli, posing on an indoor rowing machine, which prosecutors allege were taken by Lori and Mossimo and sent to Singer to help them gain admission to the University of Southern California.

According to the documents, Singer sent an email to the couple in Aug. 2016, which read, "Lori and Moss, I met with USC today about [redacted]. I need a PDF of her transcript and test scores very soon while I create a coxswain portfolio for her. It would probably help to get a picture with her on an ERG in workout clothes like a real athlete too."

Mossimo responded, "Fantastic. Will get all." Then in an email dated Sep. 7, 2016, Mossimo sent Singer the image below.

Inside Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannuli's Bel Air Mansion

One month later, prosecutors allege Lori and Mossimo's older daughter was granted admission as a purported recruit on USC's crew team. Singer emailed Mossimo, "Please send 50K payment to the person below," referencing Donna Heinel, the former Senior Women's Associate Athletic Director at USC.

Giannulli then asked via email, "For accounting purposes would I categorize this as a donation?" Singer replied, "Yes."

In March 2017, after Giannulli's daughter was formally admitted to USC, the documents state that an invoice from Singer's bookkeeper was emailed to Lori and Mossimo for a purported $200,000 contribution to the Key Worldwide Foundation, Singer's non-profit organization. Giannulli forwarded the invoice to his financial advisor, writing, "Good news my [older] daughter is in [U]SC.. bad [news] is I had to work the system."

Four months later, prosecutors claim Singer requested that Lori and Mossimo "send an 'Action Picture' of their younger daughter for use in an athletic profile that he noted would falsely present her as a coxswain for the L.A. Marina Club crew team."

Mossimo responded in an email, copying Lori, with the below photo.

For the second time, Mossimo was allegedly instructed by Singer to send $50,000 to Heinel, and in Feb. 2018 when their younger daughter was accepted to USC, he received another $200,000 invoice from the Key Worldwide Foundation. Mossimo forwarded the invoice to his financial advisor, noting in an email included in the documents that it was "the last college 'donation' for [his daughter.]"

"Can't I write this off?" Mossimo added in the email.

As E! News previously reported, the former "Fuller House" star and her husband's trial is set for October 5, 2020.

Both Lori and Mossimo are facing multiple charges including conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Lori and Mossimo have pleaded not guilty to all charges and deny any wrongdoing. The couple is facing a maximum of 50 years each and millions of dollars in fines if found guilty.

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