So there’s this:
It wouldn’t surprise me if Lori Loughlin and her husband are telling the truth. There is, after all, a presumption of innocence in America – doesn’t that still exist? I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the final analysis, they end up
- convicted in lower court and
- fully exonerated on appeal
The reason I think that way is this fantastic 2014 book by Sidney Powell:
It reads like a John Grisham novel, but is real. Powell is a former federal prosecutor who defended one of the very many defendants to a series of cases brought on by the US Department of Justice’ Enron Task Force. In her book, Powell details a pattern of overreach and legal abuse, documented in great detail and backed up by appellate court decisions – including at least one appellate court-ordered investigation. It’s a stunning, maddening book, and when these “college scam” cases hit the news in the last few weeks, I was reminded of her work. The similarities are striking.
Time – and millions of dollars in legal fees – will tell.