No bad vibes. Even though Lori Loughlin is facing very serious charges in the midst of the college admissions scandal, her daughter Bella Giannulli isn’t letting that get her down. The 20-year-old was spotted on Thursday, April 25 while out for a juice run with a male pal in Brentwood, California and she was all smiles despite her family’s legal issues.
As In Touch reported previously, Loughlin, 54, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 55, were arrested in March 2019 on conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud charges. According to court documents obtained by In Touch, the couple allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling 500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters [20-year-old daughter Isabella and 19-year-old daughter Olivia] designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Since then, both Bella and Olivia have been keeping a low profile. In the wake of the scandal, Bella deactivated her Instagram page on April 17 but she recently reactivated it as of April 24, according to Us Weekly. But even though Bella returned to the social media platform, she still has not updated her page.
On April 3, Loughlin and Giannulli both appeared before a judge in Boston and were officially charged, but they refused to take a plea deal. They were hit with new money laundering charges on April 9. On April 15, they both plead not guilty to all charges. If they are found guilty, they could be each facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, three years probation and a $250,000 fine.
Meanwhile, Bella and Olivia’s futures at USC seem to be up in the air. “USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme,” a statement from the university read on Monday, April 8. “This prevents the students from registering for classes (until they have agreed to participate in the review of their case), withdrawing from the university or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review.”
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