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Entertainment Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal

12:55  31 october  2019
12:55  31 october  2019 Source:   people.com

Lori Loughlin's college admissions scandal sentence will likely be harsher than Felicity Huffman's: US Attorney

  Lori Loughlin's college admissions scandal sentence will likely be harsher than Felicity Huffman's: US Attorney Lori Loughlin will likely face a tougher sentence than Felicity Huffman if convicted for her role in the college admissions scandal. Less than one month after Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, told WCVB in Boston that Loughlin may find herself in more trouble than her fellow actress for her part in the scandal that's swept up many wealthy parents. “We will probably ask for a higher sentence for [Loughlin] than we did for Felicity Huffman,” Lelling told the show’s hosts in a recent interview. “I can’t tell you what that would be.

Could Lori Loughlin ’ s Daughters Be Charged in Scandal ? While Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’ s daughters Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella Rose, 21, haven’t been charged in connection with the college admissions scandal , one legal expert tells PEOPLE it’ s still a possibility.

Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin ’ s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal . While Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’ s daughters Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella Rose, 21, haven’t been charged in connection with the college admissions scandal , one legal

Lori Loughlin et al. posing for a picture: Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal © Provided by Meredith Corporation Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal

While Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s daughters Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella Rose, 21, haven’t been charged in connection with the college admissions scandal, one legal expert tells PEOPLE it’s still a possibility.

According to former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani, “At a minimum the daughters will be witnesses in a trial against their parents, but they could also be charged as defendants.”

“The government has made it clear that they are going to keep increasing pressure on both Lori and Mossimo,” says Rahmani. “By not pleading, Lori and Mossimo are exposing their children to being charged.”

Lori Loughlin’s Daughters No Longer Enrolled at USC

  Lori Loughlin’s Daughters No Longer Enrolled at USC Lori Loughlin’s Daughters No Longer Enrolled at USC“Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli are not currently enrolled,” the USC Registrar told Us in a statement on Monday, October 21. “We are unable to provide additional information because of student privacy laws.

Saget and Loughlin worked together on Full House for nearly eight years, before the show wrapped in 1995. Since then, they’ve both starred in the show’ s reboot, Fuller House. Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin ’ s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal .

Lori Loughlin leaving federal court in Boston.CreditKatherine Taylor/EPA, via Shutterstock. The Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli, were Former prosecutors said that might depend on an array of matters. How much did the parents spend on the

But a Loughlin source disagrees: “If Lori had any indication that the girls were at risk, she’d want to plead guilty — even though she believes that she did nothing wrong. She is not going to let them spend time in jail for something that they didn’t do. Lori is a fantastic mother who would take the fall for the girls even if it cost her everything.”

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release on Oct. 22 that Loughlin, 55, Giannulli, 56, and nine other defendants “conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children’s admission.” They have been charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery.

Don Dahler, Lori Loughlin standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli | Splash News Online © Splash News Online Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli | Splash News Online

Prior to the new charges, Loughlin and Giannulli both already faced charges of money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud. They previously faced up to 40 years in prison and have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Lori Loughlin's husband emailed accountant, 'I had to work the system,' new indictment alleges

  Lori Loughlin's husband emailed accountant, 'I had to work the system,' new indictment alleges Prosecutors disclosed emails from Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli in the college admissions case on Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose' USC admissions.It would be the second installment toward $500,000 that prosecutors say Loughlin and Giannulli paid to get their two daughters admitted into USC as fake crew recruits. Months earlier, the couple paid $50,000 to Donna Heinel, a senior associate athletic director at USC.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among the wealthy parents accused of cheating or paying bribes to get their children into elite universities. But the foundation, prosecutors said on Tuesday, was little more than a conduit for a massive SAT-fixing and college admissions-rigging scheme.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli could now be under more pressure to reach an agreement with federal prosecutors or risk possible implications “Posing for a picture is not sufficient to make Olivia Jade a co-conspirator in the College Admissions Scandal ," said California-based defense attorney

“It just gets worse and worse for her,” the source explains. “And you have to remember: nothing new has happened. They could have charged her with all of this last spring. But they waited. She feels like she is a scapegoat.”

On March 12, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts indicted Loughlin and Giannulli in the shocking nationwide scam as part of an investigation dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. Nearly 50 other parents, coaches, exam proctors and admissions counselors are accused of actions such as paying for boosted SAT scores and lying about students’ athletic skills in order to gain them acceptance to elite colleges including Yale, Georgetown, USC and Stanford.

Lori Loughlin et al. posing for the camera: Gabriel Olsen/Getty © Gabriel Olsen/Getty Gabriel Olsen/Getty

Contrary to Rahmani’s stance that Loughlin’s daughters are at risk of being charged, legal expert James J. Leonard Jr. says the probability is zero.

“I see absolutely no scenario where the Department of Justice would charge either of the daughters,” says Leonard. “That would be absolute overkill and is contrary to the interest of justice.”

Lori Loughlin Is Finding It 'Harder and Harder’ to 'Keep It Together' Amid Scandal: Source

  Lori Loughlin Is Finding It 'Harder and Harder’ to 'Keep It Together' Amid Scandal: Source Lori Loughlin Is Finding It 'Harder’ to 'Keep It Together' Amid Scandal: Source“It’s getting harder and harder for her to keep it together,” says a Loughlin source. “This stress is about to break them.

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Lori Loughlin is at a low point as she continues to fight charges in connection with the college admissions scandal, a source tells ET. ET confirmed on Wednesday that Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli’s legal team officially entered not guilty pleas to new charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. Our source says that the 55-year-old actress is "terrified" as she could face prison time if found guilty."She is breaking down," the source tells ET. "She truly feels at her very worst. People are coming out in support of her lately but she is afraid to open up.

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