...BOSTON - Lawyers for "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery case say they won't be ready to go to trial until next year.
...Federal prosecutors in Boston have said the first trial for the wealthy parents still fighting the charges should begin in October and that Loughlin and Giannulli should be tried in the first group.
...The substantial amount of evidence, outstanding pretrial motions and "General complexity" of the case make a trial this fall impossible, attorney Sean Berkowitz, who's representing Loughlin and Giannulli, said in a response filed Wednesday.
...Lawyers for Loughlin, Giannulli and other parents are also challenging prosecutors' proposed groupings of the parents for the trials, saying "It lacks an organizing principle and makes no effort to treat like defendants alike." Berkowitz also indicated that some parents will argue they should have their own separate trials because "a joint trial will result in substantial prejudice."
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