Is Lori Loughlin getting legally screwed over by her hubby?
Recently the Full House star and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were hit with yet another serious charge — federal program bribery — for their alleged role in the college admissions scandal.
As you probably know, the parents are accused of giving officials a half million dollar bribe to get their daughters a fraudulent athletic admission to USC.
According to reports, federal prosecutors offered parents another chance to change their pleas to guilty before getting this other charge stacked on (which by our count brings the possible prison sentence to a terrifying 50 years).
We’ve since heard Lori wanted to take the deal. Probably a good idea — the government has pretty rock solid case, having flipped key witnesses and gotten tons of evidence before the first arrest was made. And hey, Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty right away, and she’s already completely done with her prison time!
So why didn’t she? We hear it was Mossimo who persuaded her.
According to a source spilling to Us Weekly last week:
“Lori turned the corner and backed out of considering a guilty plea due to her husband’s insistence. She had been talking to her lawyers about it, but her friends and family were encouraging her to pursue a plea deal. She’s only listening to Mossimo though.”
So is he really convinced they did nothing wrong? Is he trying to protect their reputations as some have said?
Or is he just worried about himself??