She just wanted to give her daughters a good future, but it has all turned into a nightmare.
Since the day Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted for their participation in the college admissions scandal, the couple has been put in hot water. Though they have been trying to live their lives as normal as possible, their involvement has put them under public scrutiny.
What they thought would be a quiet wait for their next court hearing scheduled in January 2020 became a huge legal storm. On Oct 22, the prosecution surprised them with another federal charge, a third one that could put them to jail longer than they imagined.
A source close to Loughlin told People that the entire family is in chaos. The source also revealed that Loughlin's legal team has thought of it as a possibility, but they merely brushed it off as another bargaining tool from the prosecution. But now that the charges have become official, their team realized that a moderately long prison sentence would be on the way -- except if they are found "not guilty" during the trial.
In a press release, the US Department of Justice said that Loughlin, her husband, and nine other defendants have committed federal program fraud by bribing employees of the University of Southern California to facilitate the smooth admission of their children. Each has been charged with one count of conspiracy to federal bribery.
The additional charges have made Loughlin and her husband feel like it has been a case of David and Goliath. It has pushed Lori to the brink of a breakdown.
"How do you go against a government that wants to make an example of you?" the source said of Lori.
Despite everything, however, Loughlin is still adamant in saying that she is not guilty of anything. She further claimed that the allegations against her are not true. When asked if Lori regrets not taking the deal, the source of People said that she is now.
Lori has now realized that taking the deal would be the easy way to go, though she felt that taking the deal would mean admitting guilt.For Loughlin, she is not the mastermind of the fraide or anything else for that matter.
All Lori Loughlin wanted was to give her daughters their dream education, but it has turned out to be the family's worst nightmare.