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EntertainmentLori Loughlin and Husband Feel 'Manipulated By Those Involved' in College Scam: 'They Had No Bad Intention'

02:30  16 april  2019
02:30  16 april  2019 Source:   etonline.com

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Haven’t Grasped the Possibility of Prison

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Haven’t Grasped the Possibility of Prison The college admissions scandal marks a steep fall from grace for two women who made careers out of playing relatable moms: Full House’s Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman. © Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage; Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman “Neither actress knew this would become so serious,” a Huffman source says exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “They haven’t fully grasped the extent of their alleged crimes or the possibility of prison time.

Loughlin hit with new charges in college admissions scam . The scheme had two major pieces. In the first part, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers. The extensive case involved arrests in six states across the country.

Read the Racketeering Indictment. Federal authorities say dozens of individuals were involved in a nationwide The parents included the television star Lori Loughlin and her husband , the The charges also underscored how college admissions have become so cutthroat and competitive that

It turns out that trusting the word of a con artist might not always be the best choice.

Following Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli's decision to plead not guilty to the charges facing them in connection to the college admissions scandal on Monday, a source close to the 54-year-old actress tells ET that she feels like those who orchestrated the scheme misled her about the severity of her involvement.

"[Lori and her husband] claim they were under the impression they might be breaking rules, but not laws," the source says. "They feel they were manipulated by those involved and are planning that as part of their defense."

Lori Loughlin and Husband Mossimo Giannulli Spotted Out for First Time Since College Scam

Lori Loughlin and Husband Mossimo Giannulli Spotted Out for First Time Since College Scam Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Spotted Out for First Time Since College Scam Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were spotted out for the first time since they were indicted and arrested for their alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. The couple was photographed in Orange County, California, together on Friday. Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, appeared tense as they sat and talked outside.

No students have been charged and it appears the majority of them had no idea about their parents’ alleged shady involvement . None of the schools were involved in Singer’ s alleged scam . Huffman, who starred in the ABC hit series “Desperate Housewives,” and Loughlin , who played Aunt Becky on

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have been indicted for allegedly bribing elite colleges to admit their children. “Fuller House” actress Lori Loughlin and “Desperate Housewives” veteran Felicity Huffman are The scheme also involved faking SAT and ACT scores. “Their actions were without a doubt

"They realize how serious the charges are, but feel that once the judge hears their story he will see they had no bad intentions," the source adds.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters, 19-year-old Olivia and 20-year-old Bella, admitted to the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, even though neither of them participated in the sport.

The couple pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including a recently added superseding indictment on conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering.

Lori Loughlin and Husband Feel 'Manipulated By Those Involved' in College Scam: 'They Had No Bad Intention'© Gary Gershoff/Getty Images "They in no way felt they were money laundering," the source says. "They thought the money would be used for a donation and to benefit the school. Even so, this has been one of the toughest decisions of Lori‘s life."

Lori Loughlin, Daughters Were 'Best Friends' Before College Admissions Scam

Lori Loughlin, Daughters Were 'Best Friends' Before College Admissions Scam A trying time. Lori Loughlin’s relationship with her daughters, Olivia Jade and Bella Giannulli, is strained after her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scam, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. Everything We Know About the College Admissions Scam “Lori and her daughters were so close, like three best friends more than a traditional mother-daughter situation,” the insider explains. “Lori always seemed perfect. She is humble, gracious and kind and her daughters are also so sweet, friendly and well-mannered. It’s clear Lori raised them well.

Huffman has been arrested, Deadline Hollywood confirmed. Despite reports that Loughlin was also Those involved in the scheme allegedly tried to get students to gain admission to top-tier colleges and According to court documents, Loughlin and her husband , designer and Mossimo clothing

Federal prosecutors said the scheme had two major pieces. In the first part, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on Loughlin , star of "Full House" and "Fuller House," also is facing the same felony charge -- conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

The charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering.

Ultimately, if convicted and sentenced to the maximum extent of the law, Loughlin could face up to 40 years in jail. But many experts agree that the chance of sentencing that severe is almost nonexistent.

However, the source tells ET that hearing the total amount of potential jail time she could be facing if convicted left the former When Calls the Heart star in tears.

"When Lori heard the number of years she could spend in prison she broke down crying. The thought of being separated from her loved ones for years brought her to her knees," the source says. "She has watched as the other families cut deals but her husband feels they are not guilty and should plead not guilty."

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Lori Loughlin Is All Smiles After Landing in Boston for College Admissions Scandal Court Appearance The actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will appear alongside Felicity Huffman in court on Wednesday.

Lori Loughlin , here with her daughter Olivia Jade, has been implicated in an alleged college Unfortunately for the parents involved in the scam , they could be facing a sentence of up to five 3. College application essays were allegedly edited to include information that would get kids in to their

High-profile actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among dozens charged in an alleged college admissions cheating scam involving elite “Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite

According to the source, the couple's friends are "incredibly worried" about their decision to plead not guilty.

"[Their friends] have explained to them that they cannot just plead ignorance," the source continues. "In the end, she trusts those who are advising her and somehow believes there is a chance she will go free."

Another source recently told ET that, up until the second superseding indictment, Loughlin didn't believe she would face the possibility of serving time in prison.

"Lori still believed in the end she would just get a slap on the wrist," the source claimed. "At this point she is getting complete clarity and she’s scared and in terrible shape."

"The reality of this situation has finally hit her like a ton of bricks," the source added. "It wasn’t until she was faced with [the] additional [charge] that she saw the true ramifications."

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli ask court to turn over evidence against them in college admissions scam trial.
Lawyers for Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli filed documents requesting the government turn over evidence in their college admissions scam case. Loughlin, 54, Giannulli, 55 and 15 other defendants claimed they haven't received any of the "extremely voluminous" evidence in their case, court documents obtained by Fox News allege. The beleaguered couple's legal team requested to suspend all motions in the case ahead of the next scheduled hearing, set for June 3, until they receive the prosecution's evidence for review.

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