Why Lori Loughlin Thinks She'll Be 'Exonerated' In College Cheating Scandal
By Regina Star
July 18, 2019
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are confident they'll be in the clear amid the college admissions scandal.
According to Us Weekly, the married couple have been working tenaciously behind the scenes and are "actively engaged in their defense" — so much that, "They believe they'll be exonerated," a source tells the publication in an upcoming issue.
As you know, the pair, who are parents to daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade Giannulli, are among the dozens of wealthy parents alleged to have scammed elite universities to facilitate their children's admission. Lori and Mossimo allegedly paid $500,000 to falsify SAT scores and have their daughters assigned as athletes so they would be accepted into the University of Southern California.
To avoid jail time, the duo rejected a plea deal in April on charges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. If convicted on these crimes, could face up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
Despite Loughlin's confidence in their legal defense, the fallout of what has become the most infamous college admissions scam in U.S. history has certainly taken a toll on the Full House star, who "feels very much alone" and has expressed second thoughts about pleading not guilty.
"While a few friends have stuck by her side, many others have cut her off," an insider told Entertainment Tonight in late-June. "She still feels it’s a huge misunderstanding, but seeing others be sentenced has scared her."
The source added: "She is watching the reduced sentences of those who have taken plea deals, and wondering each day if she’s made the wrong decision."
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