The FBI charged “Full House” star Lori Loughlin after she allegedly donated $500,000 to the University of Southern California’s Crew team so her daughters could get entry into the school. Husband and clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli was also charged as well.
When they both refused the plea deal, the federal prosecutors threw a money laundering charge at them on top of the mail fraud. They are both in an extraordinary amount of trouble.
Now, Lori Loughlin could spend up to 40 years in prison after this new stunning revelation.
Lori Loughlin’s friends believe it was Giannulli who “concocted” this scheme to get both of their daughters into USC, hinting that she had nothing to do with it, which allegedly lead to constant bickering and fighting amongst the married couple.
And eldest daughter Olivia Jade has become estranged, a source claimed, “Olivia Jade is totally over it and won’t listen to anything her parents say now. She is in no way ready to forgive anything her parents have done. Lori doesn’t understand Olivia’s reaction. She seems to feel her act was selfless and misunderstood and she wants to prove she had all the best intentions and even that she was, in some way, duped into breaking the law.”
One source added both Lori and Olivia attempted therapy but it didn’t help.
Olivia allegedly blames Lori and Mossimo for ruining her college experience and how she’s gotten unwanted attention, which is ironic because not only is Olivia an Instagram “influencer” but she claimed before the scandal broke that she never wanted to go to college in the first place.
About two weeks ago after they both turned down the plea and decided to fight, a source also said, “Lori’s situation has gone from bad to worse. Jail time has always been a possibility, but since more charges were filed her reality [of not serving time] seems grim. While the fact she could serve time never leaves her mind, she strongly believes she doesn’t deserve to. She truly feels it was all a misunderstanding.”
That’s why both Loughlin and Mossimo are fighting and they both face up to 40 years in prison to boot. And now they both genuinely feel as though their innocence will be proven once all the evidence comes to light.
An insider claimed, “Lori in particular has become extremely well-versed in the case. She’s an active participant in her own defense, feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, she won’t be found guilty.”
Of course, anybody facing 40 years in prison would have bipolar attitudes with extreme highs thinking they’ll get off and the next minute thinking there’s no way they can beat the case. It’s natural under extraordinary pressure to think that whether you’re innocent or not because you’re putting your life and freedom in other peoples’ hands.
A source also close to the family told “People,” “Lori is in a stressful situation. She isn’t working, and her whole life focus has changed drastically. It consists of waiting around for the next court date and planning her legal defense.”
It looks like that’s their whole life now with an added layer of household chaos, but that’s what you get for allegedly bribing one of the best private universities in the United States.