Loughlin fears she may be going to prison
Lori Loughlin is devasted about bribery charges says, a long-time friend. The actress along with Mossimo Giannulli, her husband and nine other parents were hit by a college admission scandal a week ago with new charges. Loughlin fears she may go to prison for a long time and this worries her.
New charges of bribery against actress and her husband
The actress is accused of bribing employees of the University of Southern California to get their kids admitted to the institution. To hide the impropriety, the USC coaches were alleged to have designated the girls as recruited athletes to ease the admission process. Bribery of a federal program is a serious charge. It involves bribing at least $5,000 at any organization that receives at least $10,000 from the government. This covers the USC and other higher institutions that were implicated in the alleged bribery.
In April this year, Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy. Prosecutors say the actress and her husband paid half a million dollars to a non-existent charity to get their daughters accepted into USC. The girls were designated as crew recruits. Such charges carry a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison.
CNN interviewed Loughlin and asked how the events have affected her marriage and she said it was strained severely. The actress said she only wanted to give the best to her children and wished that people could understand that she was only being a mother. However, she says she regrets the events that followed the charges. The actress has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is awaiting trial. The court date has been scheduled for Nov 20 for the commencement of the trial. Loughlin is known for her role in ABC sitcom, Full House.