Apparently, Lori Loughlin Doesn’t Know How Serious Her Case Is
Despite the fact that Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing many years in prison for their alleged roles in the college admissions scandal, the gravity of the situation is taking a while to sink in.
A federal grand jury hit the couple with a new charge of money laundering this week. And they decided not to take a plea deal when it was offered, which could have reduced their charges — and prison time.
Under that plea agreement, the couple would’ve faced 18 to 24 months of jail time: “They weren’t ready to accept that,” the source said of the plea deal. “They’re really not seeing how serious this is.”
Now, they’re facing up to 20 years for each charge.
“They were offered the carrot and the stick,” the source said. “The carrot was that this can all go away and you can serve your time and put it behind you. Remember, they were facing 20 years, even before the latest charges. The stick was that [the prosecution] would and could pile on more serious charges.”
“They decided to roll the dice,” the source added, “and it may have been a bad gamble. Now they’re in worse shape than before.”