Lori Loughlin is reportedly somewhat concerned that she might not get away with just a slap on the wrist, after Felicity Huffman was sentenced to fourteen days behind bars for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal.
Huffman owned up to paying a $15,000 bribe to help her kids gain admission to an elite college, and will now spend two weeks in prison. Loughlin and her husband are accused of doing the same to the tune of $500,000, so they are understandably worried.
An unnamed source claiming to be close Lori Loughlin told People:
“Lori is aware of Felicity’s sentence, and is processing what that means for her. Her only move now is to take this to court and to prove that she is not guilty of what she’s charged with.”
The actress pleaded not guilty to fraud and has already rejected one plea deal, so there is not a lot left other than to take a big swing. The source continued:
“If she’s found guilty, she will go to jail; that is clear. And if another deal is offered to her, which I don’t think it will be, she will go to jail. Her only chance of avoiding jail is to beat these charges. Lori is a smart woman; she understands that. She’s scared and upset, but she’s resolved to be strong and to fight this. She will do what she has to do to protect herself and her family.”
There’s a Lifetime Movie coming very soon about this entire mess, and while Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin don’t actually feature in it, it includes characters strikingly similar to them, both of whom are caught up in a college admissions bribery scheme.