Yahoo Entertainment interviewed criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian on December 23, 2019, for their “Year in Review” series. The article is entitled, “Lori Loughlin’s daughters haven’t done her ‘any favors’ amid the college admission scandal, lawyer says.” Megerditchian is able to comment on the college admission scandal and notes how Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have dealt with their cases in very different ways.
“[Huffman] … took responsibility, apologized to the court, apologized to the public, did her time with what I think was no complaints and moved on successfully. Another thing Huffman and her husband did perfectly: They really stay out of the limelight. We did not know exactly what they were doing or not doing. We know that the immediate reaction was privacy, apology and rehabilitation. And they got lots of letters saying: She is not a bad person. She did what she thought was better for her family and she apologized.”
It’s the flip side for Loughlin and her family.
“I don’t think the girls did their parents any favors after the story broke…. We all remember the photo of [Olivia Jade] on the yacht.” Megerditchian is referring Loughlin’s daughter being on a spring break trip aboard a USC official’s luxury boat when the scandal broke.
“Honestly, how does it help their case?” asks Megerditchian.
Yahoo Entertainment interviewed Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian on December 18, 2019, in an article entitled, “Allison Mack will serve ‘a substantial amount of time’ in prison for role in Nxivm Sex Cult, lawyer says.” Allison Mack, an actress who played in Smallville, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering. She also admitted to state law extortion and forced labor. She was a member of Nvixm, a self-help group and sex cult. Mack founded a women-branding “sorority” within the cult and was one of Nvixm’s highest-ranking members. Mack would literally brand women in the group with her and cult-founder Keith Raniere’s initials.
“Allison Mack is facing a total of 40 years maximum confinement time in the two charges she plead guilty to in federal court,” said Megerditchian.
According to the article, “Megerditchian believes Mack’s defense team will use her emotional confession when pushing for as little time as possible behind bars.
‘They will likely use a lot of mitigation to show Ms. Mack is apologetic and learned from her crimes,’ she explains. ‘Ms. Mack has a lot going for her for mitigation purposes: The defense will likely argue she has no record, was apologetic and tearful in court. That she took full responsibility for her actions, and admitted in court to joining the Nxivm secret [sorority] to find purpose in her life — and was likely brainwashed by its leader and used as a sex slave for his benefit.’
Criminal defense attorney, Silva Megerditchian, was interviewed by the Law & Crime Network regarding the murder trial in Florida involving convicted felon Markeith Loyd. He is accused the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, attempted murder of her brother, and the murder of police officer, Debra Clayton.
Megerditchian spoke to how the prosecution did a great job of wrapping up the case in closing arguments. The jury is deliberating whether the this is a case of self-defense or a crime of passion.
Criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian was quoted on Bravotv.com regarding whether actress Lori Loughlin will go to jail in the recent College Admission scandal.
“I find it highly likely she will do some custody time, especially because everyone who plead thus far—the prosecutor has sought jail time in their sentencing memos to the judge,” [Megerditchian] told Personal Space.
She blames Loughlin for having “arrogance, entitlement, denial, and money.”
“The fact is the federal government wins 97 percent of the cases they bring forward. Maybe they know something nobody else does, maybe the media has it all wrong. But to be convinced she’s getting off scot free seems like a fantasy at best,” she added. “Maybe she truly believes they did nothing wrong. But ignorance unfortunately is not a defense for these charges.”
Silva Megerditchian was quoted in USA Today regarding one of the Jane Doe witnesses in the Kellen Winslow Rape Trial. While not involved in the case but monitoring it, Silva noted how the witness’ emotions were incredibly powerful and effective.
Jane Doe 2 was “emotional and believable,” said Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian, who also is not involved in the case but is monitoring it. “One of the most powerful parts is when she objects to having to look at her ‘rapist’ and asks that Winslow be seated farther away … To jurors, this will strike at their emotions.
This witness was identified in court as Jane Doe No. 2, and gave a graphic account of her alleged rape on May 13, 2018. Winslow is a former NFL football player whose career started after being selected sixth overall in the 2004 NFL draft. He has pleaded not guilty. Winslow is accused of raping three women as well as misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewd conduct involving two other women. All five alleged victims are part of the same trial, and each is expected to testify against him.