It appears actress Lori Loughlin (pictured) may not be get the judicial leniency that fellow actress Felicity Huffman got for her involvement in a bombshell college admissions scandal, which rocked America for the first half of 2019.
The scandal’s anecdotal explosion left a figurative mushroom cloud, which contained debates about a number of issues. White privilege, class warfare, and systemic higher education inequalities were among the talking points that served as shrapnel as America witnessed members of Hollywood’s upper crust being marred by undesirable controversy. Huffman got the royal treatment.
The 56-year-old Desperate Housewives star was seen donning sunglasses with her head held high after leaving prison recently. Huffman served 11 days out of her 14-day sentence for paying a bribe of $15,000 dollars on behalf of a daughter of hers. The Oscar-nominated actress was trying to boost her daughter’s admissions test scores for college and used her wealth to help gain an unfair advantage.
Loughlin, 55 (another actress and member of Hollywood’s “it club”), was hit with a case associated with this widespread Tinseltown scandal as well.
This past April, the adored television starlet turned glamour queen pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to the U.S. government, Loughlin and her husband allegedly try to pull off an elaborate scheme to get their two daughters into a top-rate college (University of Southern California).
Loughlin has been free on bond while awaiting trial on the conspiracy charges. A November 20 court date is still pending regarding those serious legal affairs. However, her freedom to live the good life got a swift gut punch out of the blue just recently. According to CNN, the former Full House star was just slapped with a brand new bribery charge by the feds as she awaits trial for her separate pair of conspiracy charges.
According to a source close to her family, the Tinseltown darling is not taking the fact that she is facing a great many years in prison too well, CNN reported.
“She’s at rock bottom, devastated. She knows she could go away for a long time and it’s terrifying for her. All she wanted was the best for her daughters and she wishes people would see that. She definitely regrets the way she’s handled herself since all this came out,” the source reportedly said.
Maybe Loughlin should have had her attorney take a good look at U.S. law and what it does not allow prior to assuming that these alleged actions were in the best interest of her offspring.
She faces decades in federal prison if she is convicted on all the counts in her separate indictments.