A day after Felicity Huffman pleaded to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score, Lori Loughlin rejected the same deal and was slapped with a second indictment for laundering and conspiring to commit fraud.
She’s in the end game now.
A friend of the Loughlin family said they didn’t believe the Full House star believe she would end up serving time in prison. She and husband Mossimo Giannulli put their house up as collateral, and their daughters have been receiving negative press, I am shocked how this family has been able to keep it together.
I love how the one daughter, Olivia Jade, is mad at her parents and is wanting us to think that she believes that she got in USC by her own merits. Every description you read about her says she was never interested in school and only wanted to go to USC for the party scene.
“Lori still believed in the end she would just get a slap on the wrist,” the source says. “At this point she is getting complete clarity and she’s scared and in terrible shape.”
“The reality of this situation has finally hit her like a ton of bricks,” the source adds. “It wasn’t until she was faced with [the] additional [charge] that she saw the true ramifications.”
The charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering.
Ultimately, if convicted and then sentenced to the maximum extent of the law, Loughlin could face up to 40 years in jail. Although, most experts agree that the chance of sentencing that severe is almost nonexistent. [WUSA9]
She can’t begin to fathom that her actions caused the worst day for someone who earned a spot on USC’s rowing team, only to have it taken away by someone who wasn’t a rower nor had the grades for admission. She’s so self-absorbed she’ll never understand what she did wrong, nor take accountability for her actions.
Jail can humble a lot of people, regardless of wealth or ego. She can inquire about house arrest and an ankle bracelet, but the US Attorney’s office wants to make an example out of someone. Cut your deal, pay fines and whatnot, she’ll go to jail(maybe) at some low-level prison for non-violent offenders.
I’m curious as to why adult children would not be charged as accomplices in some of these cases. Some of the kids took pictures to fake that they were active rowers or soccer athletes. That’s pretty clear to me that they were involved in these illegal activities. Participating in a photo shoot is very different from a parent paying someone to correct your test scores. I could see where a student might not know that took place.
Sorry ladies, but I doubt you will get much sympathy from us normal working hard people who are either paying for their kid’s college cost or helping our kids to pay off their school debt. We do not have the privilege or the money to bribe our kid’s way into college. Our kids worked hard and had the grades for college. It may not be some Liberal college in California, but they received a good education at the chosen school. Welcome to the REAL world, Lori.