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Mossimo Giannulli Pleads Guilty in College Bribery Scam

By Andrew Asch | May 21, 2020

Designer Mossimo Giannulli and his actor wife, Lori Loughlin, best known for playing Aunt Becky on the sitcom “Full House,” which ran from 1987 to 1992, agreed to plead guilty for their involvement in the Operation Varsity Blues college-admissions bribery scandal that dominated national news in 2019.

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New California Laws to Alter Workplace Rules

New California Laws to Alter Workplace Rules

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L.A. Textiles Executives Sentenced to Prison for Laundering Mexican Cartel Drug Money

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Court Tells Dov Charney to Pay Nearly $20 Million to Hedge Fund

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California Kills Assembly Bill 2379 as Similar Microfiber Initiatives Grow in Other States

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San Francisco Passes Fur Ban

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The Big Issue of Microfibers in AB 2379

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Kandy Kiss Alleges a Former Executive Stole Its Business With Target

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Kitson Founder Files New Lawsuit

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CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape

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Disabled Worker Wins Discrimination Case Against Citizens of Humanity

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