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Lori Loughlin Reportedly Rejected A Plea Deal Before New Charges Were Brought Against Her

by Angela Andaloro

Lori Loughlin’s alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal continues to get worse. The Fuller House star has been accused of paying $500,000 to admissions “consultant” Rick Singer to help her two daughters get accepted by the University of Southern California.

The two girls were admitted as recruits for the crew team despite the fact that neither has ever participated in the sport. They have voluntarily left the university in the wake of the scandal.

New charges against the actress were recently revealed. She and husband Mossimo Giannulli are now being charged with money laundering in addition to previous charges. They now face up to 20 years in prison for each charge. People is reporting that the couple was offered a plea deal prior to the new charges.

Both have reportedly resisted any agreements that included jail time.

“They weren’t ready to accept [jail time],” the source told People. “They’re really not seeing how serious this is.”

Actress Felicity Huffman, who was also charged in the scandal, was among several other parents who accepted a plea deal on Monday. The former Desperate Housewives star has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. When the plea was announced, it was mentioned that Lori and her husband were not included in the deal.

A source told People that given the new charges, the couple may have made a bad move.

“They decided to roll the dice, and it may have been a bad gamble,” the source revealed. “Now they’re in worse shape than before.”

For more on how Lori and her family are holding up in the midst of their ever-worsening legal troubles, watch the video.

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