Although former Full House star Lori Loughlin continues to claim that she is innocent in the college admission scandal, she has hired a prison expert to help her prepare for jail time in case she is convicted of her crimes. Because of her next court date on January 17, 2020, which is just around the corner, Loughlin wants to be ready in case she’s committed to jail sooner than she expected, which could happen given the history of this case.
The jail will be a shock for Loughlin. She and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are used to luxury living. They have so much money on hand that they can allegedly bribe college personnel to get their daughters into schools for which they are not qualified. And a report in PEOPLE claimed that Loughlin is doing everything in her power to prepare for the “role” of a prison inmate if she is convicted of the crime for which she proclaims her innocence.
This “prison expert” is helping Loughlin prepare for prison life. This person is advising the actor on what life will be like so she can prepare herself for the change if she is sentenced to time behind bars. The source who revealed the contract prison expert said that Loughlin is not admitting guilt. She’s only preparing for the “off chance” she’s convicted and has to face time behind bars, which is a far cry from the Hollywood glitz and glam she’s used to.
If found guilty, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli face up to forty-five years behind bars for their role in the college admission scandal. And while Loughlin put up a tough front at the beginning of her time in the scandal, it is quickly eroding. Now her anxiety and fear are showing, and she’s preparing for the worst – just in case.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to admissions consultant Rick Singer to help their two daughters get into prestigious schools. Both girls, Olivia and Isabella, were accepted into the highly-regarded University of Southern California with no questions asked.
While other students had to study and save every penny to get into USC, Loughlin’s girls, who didn’t even care if they went to college, only did it because their parents paid their way into the school. Loughlin and Giannulli have both been charged with money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and honest services mail and wire fraud. They’re in big trouble and face a lot of prison time if convicted – which is possible.
In October, prosecutors slapped on an additional charge to the celebrity couple. Now they also face the federal charge of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery.
The couple has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The couple also filed a motion last month claiming that they never knew their “donations” to USC would be used as bribes to get their daughters admitted to the school. They blame Rick Singer, claiming he deceived them from the beginning.
Actor Felicity Huffman already served her jail time. Loughlin hopes that by not admitting guilt, she’ll win in court and be spared the shame of time behind bars.
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