It’s a difficult time for Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
Lori Loughlin, star of the mega-popular family show, Full House, is facing serious jail time for felony charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
The beloved star and her husband were accused of a college admissions scandal which featured a $500,000 admissions plea to feature her daughter and an A-list college’s rowing team. Lori, along with several other parents, took part in an admissions scam that allegedly invested more than $25,000,000 to colleges in agreement for their children to be guaranteed spots on the school’s rosters for sports and admissions.
PEOPLE states that court documents allege that Loughlin and her husband Giannulli, “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — even though they did not participate in the crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Lori and her husband- along 16 other parents- are being indicted on an additional felony charge of money laundering conspiracy admissions cheating scandal. Despite the clear evidence towards their fraud, Lori and Mossimo have been “reluctant to plead guilty because she’s worried about her daughters,” a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE.
On April 10th, it was even confirmed that Lori believes that the 18-24 month sentence offered with a plea deal was rejected as Lori believed the prosecutors were bluffing when they offered her a plea deal, so now she faces even higher penalties. PEOPLE goes on to say that Lori and Mossimo, and the other 16 parents, are currently facing up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
While the evidence is clear, Lori is particularly conflicted about her plea because of her daughters. The source shared with PEOPLE that Lori is “very concerned about what a guilty plea would do to her daughters, who may not have grasped everything that was going on.”