Us Weekly: Lori Loughlin's Stress Continues to Mount as She Debates Changing Her Plea in College Admissions Scandal
The pressure is heating up for Lori Loughlin as she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli prepare for their trial in January for their role in the national college admissions scandal.
Speaking exclusively to US Weekly, a source reveals that because of the jail time she could face and the consequences the national college admission scandal could have on her daughters, Lori Loughlin is considering changing her plea.
"A recommendation of 10 years in prison would be made to the judge. But that would entail Loughlin testifying against her husband, which she 'refuses' to do. The stress is only mounting," the source says about their options for their pre-trial in January.
The couple have been accused of paying college admissions counselor, William "Rick" Singer $500 000 to secure their daughters, Olivia and Isabella positions at USC by falsifying information about their extracurricular activities.
"Lori turned the corner and backed out of considering a guilty plea due to her husband's insistence."
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Since the day Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted in the college admissions scandal, the couple has tried to keep their lives as normal as possible. But panic struck when the prosecution surprised them with a third federal charge. “The entire family is in chaos right now,” a source tells PEOPLE. “They are realizing that there is no way to avoid a moderately long prison sentence, unless they are found not guilty in a trial.” Tap the bio link for the full story.
In an interview with a Boston News channel, U.S Attorney for of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling says out of the nearly 50 people charged, Felicity Huffman, who was served 14 days in prison had committed a lessor crime, he reveals:
"We will probably ask for a higher sentence for [Loughlin] than we did for Felicity Huffman. I can't tell you what that would be…it's tough to tell at this point."
Adding to her worries leading up to her trial, Loughlin, Mossimo and nine other parents are facing an additional charge of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, after entering into a not guilty plea.