Foreshadowing? Just one year before Lori Loughlin was allegedly involved in the college admissions scandal, the Full House star revealed that her family was offered to be on television, but she thought her brood was too boring at the time.
“I have my two girls … and they’re doing really well. Olivia Jade’s YouTube channel is doing really well, and Bella’s at her first year of college, and she’s enjoying it, and she’s also pursuing an acting career,” the brunette beauty, 54, told E! News in February 2018. “We’ve been asked to do a reality show a couple times. We’re not that exciting.”
Well, that’s awkward considering Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in March after they allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, 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.
On Tuesday, April 9, Loughlin and Giannulli were hit with new money laundering charges for their alleged involvement in the scandal. The couple was two of the 16 parents who were indicted by the Federal Grand Jury in Boston after refusing to take a plea deal.
Meanwhile, Felicity Huffman, 56, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in connection to her alleged participation in the fraudulent scheme. “I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United State Attorney’s Office. I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” read the statement obtained by In Touch.
Loughlin could face 20 years in prison if she is found guilty, and a source exclusively told In Touch that she is nervous about her future. “They’re both freaking out that the judge wants to make examples of them and put them behind the 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.”
Now it seems like Loughlin’s life is anything but dull — but not in a good way.