Wake up, Lori Loughlin!
The Fuller House star is reportedly “in denial” about the consequences she’s facing for her alleged involvement in the nationwide college bribery scandal, which could very well include serving jail time.
A source explained to Us Weekly:
“Lori is in denial and doesn’t believe she should have to spend any time in prison. She’ll go to trial before being separated from her family, and take those odds rather than just go to prison as part of a deal.”
Inneresting stance, seeing as a judge told Loughlin on Wednesday that she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli could face a max sentence of 20 years in federal prison as well as three years probation and a $250,000 fine for the alleged crimes they committed.
As we reported, the couple appeared in front of a federal judge in Boston on April 3, where they were among the others charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud — including fellow accused scammer, Felicity Huffman.
The 54-year-old sitcom star and 55-year-old fashion designer are in hot water for allegedly paying $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, designated as USC crew team recruits to get the admitted into the school, despite the fact that neither had ever played the sport.
Loughlin has been keeping a low profile since the scandal broke last month. While she was seen out in public with Giannulli on March 28 and, days later, spotted leaving a yoga class, sources say the actress has been having a hard time getting herself out of the house. Another insider told Us:
“Lori has felt very trapped for the last few weeks, not wanting to leave her house or go out with friends.”
It sounds like the Netflix star is just riding out the storm — a storm she’s apparently confident will NOT result in a prison sentence.
We wonder if that’s because Lori believes the alleged crimes she committed aren’t that big of a deal, or if she feels her celebrity status should give her a lighter sentence? Or maybe she thinks the world works like an episode of Full House, where people get out of trouble by giving an impassioned speech about what they learned in the episode?
Actually, the point is: Aunt Becky could be in for a rude awakening.
Then again, maybe not. Huffman, who was also named and arrested for her alleged involvement in the scam, seems to be just as confident that she won’t end up behind bars.
An insider told Us that the Desperate Housewives alum’s “lawyers are already in discussions with the United State’s Attorney’s Office for a resolution to this nightmare,” adding:
“Felicity is hoping to avoid any prison time and would agree to plead guilty to not burden taxpayers with a long trial.”
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