When Loughlin and Giannulli refused to take the federal prosecutors’ initial plea they added money laundering on top of that one too and if convicted then they would spend up to forty years in prison.
But federal prosecutors added a new charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, which is a felony accusing all eleven parents of attempting to bribe officials at an organization that receives at least $10,000 in federal funding, which if convicted, carries an extra maximum sentence of five years.
Now everything seems to be coming to head for Lori Loughlin and friends believe she’s “about to break” amid these new charges.
Lori Loughlin is terrified and who wouldn’t be when you’re facing the rest of your life in prison?
You already know Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli allegedly donated $500,000 to the University of Southern California’s Crew even though neither one of their daughters are actually on the team.
In a massive nationwide FBI sting, they were two of the approximately fifty people who were charged in education scandals.
The FBI charged them both with Mail Fraud and a report claims that Loughlin was “in complete denial” about being charged with a crime. Loughlin genuinely believes she’s not guilty of a crime.
A source told E!, “She has been in complete denial and thought maybe she could skate by. She refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing. She was adamant she wouldn’t do any jail time. Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is. She is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out.”
But the moment that changed all of that was when she heard of the light 14-day sentence that “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman already served for bribing an SAT administrator to alter her daughter’s SAT scores.
Now, she’s kicking herself for not trying to work out the same type of plea deal that Huffman received and is apparently “about to break.”
A source told People, “The entire family is in chaos right now. They knew this was a possibility, but they thought perhaps it was just a bargaining tool from the prosecution. Now that the charges are official, they are realizing that there is no way to avoid a moderately long prison sentence, unless they are found not guilty in a trial.”
They will likely be found guilty.
What kind of innocent person would act like this if they were actually innocent?
A source also said, “They feel like this is David versus Goliath. How do you go up against the federal government when the government has decided to make an example out of you? This stress is about to break them.”
None of this would be an issue if they hadn’t paid a lump sum of $500,000 to the Crew Dept. at USC. Why would you feel any empathy towards this family?
As the old saying goes: you reap what you sow.