College cheating scandal: Actress, Lori Loughlin and husband could face two years in prison

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American actress, Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli could face nothing less than 2 years in prison if they cop a deal in the widespread college cheating scandal, TMZ reports.

Loughlin,54, and her husband are among the parents offered plea deals in the alleged nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal.

The couple and some others were allegedly given ultimatum by prosecutors to take a deal or potentially face extra charges, such as money laundering, from a federal grand jury.

Prosecutors determine who to offer deals based on the amount of bribes paid and acceptance of responsibility and they are said to be accepting pleas that only call for prison time.

The actress who performed Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House and her husband Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their decidedly unathletic daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits.

The amount of bribes they allegedly paid means they will spend 2 to 2.5 years in prison if they accept the deal.

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman who was charged with paying a college fixer at least $15,000 to fudge the answers on her daughter’s SAT test apologized on Monday and said that she would plead guilty to charges for her role in the scheme.

According to TMZ, Huffman could serve as little as four months in jail.


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