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Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli want their college admissions scandal trial pushed back to 2021, saying one superseding indictment should be dismissed as they are being tried alongside numerous defendants. Lawyers for the actress and other parents accused in the scandal argue they need more time to go over complex details of the case and 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. But they disagree their USC donations charge should be grouped with parents accused of wrongdoing involved with other colleges, or those who cheated on their children's admissions tests. Prosecutors have provided the defense with more than 1.9 million documents, consisting of more than 3.2 million pages, and more than 300 hours of audio and video, said Robert Popeo, an attorney for another parent charged in the case, media executive Elizabeth Kimmel. The substantial amount of evidence, outstanding pretrial motions and general complexity of the case make a trial this fall impossible, and the first trial should begin no sooner than next year, a lawyer said Wednesday. The judge will ultimately decide when the trials will begin.