Lori Loughlin’s daughters Olivia Jade and Bella seen on rowing machines in photos ‘used to scam them into USC’ – The Sun

THE two daughters of Lori Loughlin and Massimo Giannulli are seen posing on rowing machines in the infamous photos that got them entrance into USC.

Olivia Jade and Bella rose pose on the devices, which according to court documents they had never before used in their lives.


The photos were submitted as part of the Memorandum in Opposition that was filed in the case this week by prosecutors and obtained by The Sun.

The fake rowing credentials submitted by the girls were previously released in a filing back in January.

Olivia's application claims that she placed in the prestigious Head of the Charles race in Cambridge, and won regional championships while in high school.

Also included in that same filing were two new $50,000 checks paid out to USC athletics for the Galen Center.

Olivia's sister Isabella had a similar resumé when she applied, and also received rave remarks from an unidentified USC official.

A testimonial on letterhead from the school states that Isabella is "an earnest, outspoken, incredibly positive-minded coxswain."

It goes on to state that the teenager, who had never before rowed in her life, "has proven to have incredible awareness which has enabled her to organize and direct the boat under to [sic] most demanding of competitions."

That letter was submitted in October 2016, and a year later a similar version was sent heralding Oliva's abilities.

Two months after that, a check was sent to Galen Center Gift from the Mossimo Giannulli Trust for $50,000.

Loughlin and her husband are two of a handful of indicted parents in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal who have chosen to fight the charges.

The couple were indicted because they "conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California to facilitate their children’s admission" said prosecutors.

"In exchange for the bribes, employees of the university allegedly designated the defendants" children as athletic recruits – with little or no regard for their athletic abilities – or as members of other favored admissions categories.

Loughlin and her husband are now facing 60 years in prison and over one-million dollars in fines for allegedly bribing officials in a bid to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.

They are charged with: conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; conspiracy to commit money laundering.

"Loughlin and Giannulli 'agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team – despite the fact that they did not participate in crew – thereby facilitating their admission to USC," according to court documents.

The couple emailed mastermind William Rick Singer in 2016 to say that they wanted to get the girl's into USC.

A short time after that, photos were taken of older daughter Isabella on an ergometer.

Dr. Heinel, the senior associate athletic director at USC, presented Isabella as a potential athletic recruit a month later,

It was then asked that a check be sent to Heinle for $50,000 from Giannulli, a copy of which has now been shared by prosecutors in the case.

That same filing included the email sent by Olivia's high school guidance counselor stating that the teenager did not participate in any crew program.

Recent reports suggested that Lori was selling her home to help cover costs but that is not the case.

A home Lori previously owned in Bel Air is being sold, but by the current owner.

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