Actress Lori Loughlin Panics about Potential Prison Time for College Admissions Scandal

Carla Harmon
April 15, 2019

Giannulli's parents appeared in court last week but have not publicly indicated how they plan to plead. If found guilty, the couple could face a maximum of 40 years in prison, 20 years for each charge.

Earlier this week, they were also accused of conspiring to launder bribes and other payments through a charity run by Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scam, as well as transferring money into the United States to promote the fraud, prosecutors said. Although, most experts agree that the chance of sentencing that severe is nearly nonexistent.

"It's just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal", a source told People.

The source claims that Loughlin is "freaking out" and upset that she didn't accept the initial deal.

The truth has finally set in for Lori Loughlin that she could be facing real jailtime after spending much of time up until now "in complete denial". "It wasn't until she was faced with [the] additional [charge] that she saw the true ramifications".

The source goes on to emphasize that Lori didn't understand how serious her actions were.

"Based on these charges and the fact that they have not been in legal trouble before, and the fact that, probably, they are not a security risk, they'll probably be at a minimum security prison", Stockman speculated.

Messages seeking comment were left by agents for Giannulli Loughlin and Janavs.

The other actress charged in the scandal, "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman, will enter a guilty plea.

"Huffman, the 56-year-old Emmy victor that woke in ABC's" Desperate Housewives", was accused of spending $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to have a proctor correct the replies for her daughter's Saturday.

Giannulli's parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among 33 parents accused of paying bribes for their children to attend prestigious institutions.

They appeared at Boston federal court briefly last week and weren't asked to put in a plea.

Prosecutors added a money laundering conspiracy charge against Loughlin, Giannulli and more than a dozen other parents who are still fighting the case, increasing the pressure on them to plead guilty.

Huffman, the 56-year-old Emmy victor who stared in Desperate Housewives, was accused of paying $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to have a proctor correct the answers on her daughter's Saturday.

"We can't wait to get back to Hope Valley", Krakow said in a brief Facebook video on Saturday.

"My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her". This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life, ' she said after her plea deal was announced.

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