Lori Loughlin rejected a plea agreement before being hit with another charge for her involvement in a college admissions scam, multiple sources have confirmed.
A source told the outlet on Tuesday, April 9, that the former Fuller House star, 54, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 55, turned down a plea deal, including a minimum two-year prison sentence.
But hours later, the husband-wife duo was charged with money laundering conspiracy.
The actress and the fashion designer, who were arrested for the college admission scandal, appeared in a Boston federal court on April 3. They were charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud".
A judge told the couple that they could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and three years’ probation.
Another insider told the publication on Thursday, April 4, Loughlin has denied the severity of the case.
The source explained,
[She will] go to trial before being separated from her family, and take those odds rather than just go to prison as part of a deal.
The couple were taken into custody in March after reports suggested that they "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team."
Their daughters, Bella Rose, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, are currently still enrolled in the University of Southern California.
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