Fox News Judicial Analyst: ‘Too Late’ for Lori Loughlin to Get Plea Deal That Doesn’t Include New Charges

While a slew of other defendants in the college admissions scandal have pleaded guilty for their roles in the wide-ranging criminal scheme, actress Lori Loughlin has decided to fight the allegations – even as prosecutors tack on more charges. Could she still try and walk this back and reach the same kind of deal that other parents have gotten?

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said Monday on Fox Business said it’s too little, too late for that.

“It’s a little late, they’re not going to dismiss those new charges. She’s going to have to confront them or work out a plea deal of some sort involving all the charges, including the new one,” Napolitano continued.

It’s “too late” for her to insist her alleged actions were a mistake.

“Now whether she got bad legal advice, or whether she was determined to tell a Boston jury that she thought she was doing the right thing-I don’t know what she was going through her head,” he said. “But it is too late to unwind this.”

Loughlin had her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were charged with allegedly paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. To be very clear, the allegations against these parents are currently just that-allegations yet to be adjudicated in criminal court. Nonetheless, the context around the couple are pretty negative, with other parents pleading guilty similar charges under similar facts.

This isn’t to say that the prosecution’s case is 100 percent foolproof. Law&Crime founder Dan Abrams suggested in October that prosecutors could be overreaching by going after Loughlin and Giuanulli for new charges even though there wasn’t new evidence in the case. He argued that, “Of course they’re trying to squeeze them to plead guilty here. And there still could be deals. Just because they haven’t cut a deal yet doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a deal moving forward.” Prosecutors were still open to a plea deal with the actress, and were unhappy with the 14-day sentence received by co-defendant Felicity Huffman, according to sources cited in a TMZ report from that same month.

Nonetheless, it is widely perceived that Loughlin and her husband could be looking at some degree of criminal liability.

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Republic of Ireland vs Denmark – Euro 2020 qualifier: Live score

Republic of Ireland 0-1 Denmark, LIVE: Martin Braithwaite breaks the deadlock to put the Danes in control in Dublin… Plus all scores and updates from rest of 7.45pm qualifiers
Ireland take on Denmark in their final Euro 2020 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium
Mick McCarthy’s side can qualify for next year’s tournament with a win tonight
A defeat for Eriksen’s Denmark would see them go level on points with the Irish
Rep of Ireland starting XI: Randolph, Doherty, Duffy, Egan, Stevens, Browne, Hendrick, Whelan, Hourihane, McClean, McGoldrick
Denmark starting XI: Schmeichel, Dalsgaard, Jorgensen, Kjaer, Larsen, Schone, Braithwaite, Eriksen, Delaney, Poulsen, Cornelius

The Republic of Ireland take on Denmark in their final Euro 2020 qualifying game tonight at the Aviva Stadium.

Mick McCarthy’s side can sensationally secure automatic qualification to next summer’s European Championships at the expense of the Danes with a win.

Follow all the action from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off with SAM MCEVOY as well as all the night’s other qualifiers across Europe.

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Italy beats Armenia 9-1 for biggest win since 1948

Italy achieved its biggest win in more than 70 years when it beat Armenia 9-1 in its last qualifier for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.

Italy’s biggest win since a 9-0 result against the United States in 1948 featured three Italians scoring their first international goals.

Nicolò Zaniolo, debutant Riccardo Orsolini, and Federico Chiesa all got off the mark to help Italy to a record-extending 11th successive victory.

Chiesa hit the woodwork twice before finishing off the scoring for Italy nine minutes from time.

Italy, which had already qualified for Euro 2020 as Group J winner, ensured it progressed with a perfect record of 10 wins in 10 matches. It also beat the United States in a friendly last year.

Italy was 2-0 up after less than 10 minutes and 4-0 at halftime following a Ciro Immobile brace, Zaniolo’s goal, and one for Nicolò Barella.

There was a less frantic start to the second period but Zaniolo added another in the 64th and Alessio Romagnoli bundled in a rebound and Jorginho converted a penalty.

Edgar Babayan pulled one back for Armenia between the goals for Orsolini and Chiesa.

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