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Lori Loughlin & her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, reject plea deal, not wanting to accept any deal with jail time attached. The rejection led them to getting an additional felony charge of money laundering conspiracy added onto their case. Sixteen other parents were hit with the same additional charges.
With the plea deal, they were both facing 18-24 months in prison. They are facing 20 years in prison instead of 1 or 2 years. Sources close to them feel they dont understand how serious this case really is.
Loughlin and her husband paid $500,000 to have their daughters staged as recruits for the USC crew team, even though they did not actually participate in crew.
Felicity Huffman accepted a plea deal earlier this week, apologizing for her involvement in the case. She paid $15,000 for her daughter to get twice as much time to take the SAT and a proctor corrected her answers afterwards.
“[The prosecutors] are saying that the only way anyone’s going to escape jail time is if they go to trial and are found not guilty,” says the source. “But they’re saying the they have such meticulous evidence that it would be foolish to take that risk.”
Written by Clarke Jones