“They’re both freaking out that the judge wants to make examples of them and put them behind bars,” the insider explained. “It’s a very real possibility. Their fame isn’t doing them any favors this time around. There’s absolutely no sympathy for Lori and Felicity.”
On Wednesday, April 3, Huffman, 56, Loughlin, 54, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 55, arrived at a federal Boston courthouse where Judge M. Page Kelley explained to them that they could face up to 20 years in prison. Both TV stars and Giannulli have been charged with “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” If they are convicted, the maximum sentence would be 20 years in federal prison, 3 years probation and a $250,000 fine.
Even though Loughlin and Huffman are celebrities, it doesn’t seem like they are going to get off easy. “Lori and Felicity aren’t so sure that they’ll walk away from their charges with just a heavy fine,” the source continued. “They’re facing a maximum of 20 years for their involvement and public opinion, hell, the whole country wants them to pay. Hardworking parents and students who struggle to get into colleges want Lori and Felicity to know what suffering really feels like.”
The Full House alum and her husband were arrested in March after they allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” The duo was later released from jail on $1 million bond.
Meanwhile, Huffman appeared in federal court on March 12 and was released on $250,000 bond. The blonde beauty’s husband, William H. Macy, was not indicted since his wife was the one who allegedly arranged a $15,000 payment to increase their daughter’s SAT score.
Only time will tell what happens next.
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