Lori Loughlin “is finally realizing just how serious” the college admissions scandal is, according to people close to her.
Page Six reports:
“She is seeing the light that she will do jail time,” a source told E!, adding that the “Full House” star is “freaking out.”
Loughlin, 54, was arrested last month — along with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli — for allegedly paying their daughters’ way into college. She was reportedly offered a plea deal by prosecutors, but turned it down.
“She has been in complete denial,” the source told E! in an earlier exchange. “She refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing.”
Legal experts had been offering repeated warnings in recent days about what would happen if Loughlin refused to play ball.
“Felicity Huffman pleading guilty and giving such a perfect statement of remorse and contrition is a very bad sign for Lori Loughlin,” explained CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman.
“If you go forward and fight this case you really could wind up with a sentence that is a lot of time in prison,” she said. “By having all these guilty pleas at one time … it’s to send a message out there to the remaining defendants that you better get in here and you better get in here quick.”
Loughlin and her husband both got hit with additional charges on Tuesday, including money laundering. They face up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.
From Page Six