In the days following their rejection, the 54-year-old is said to be kicking herself for not taking the deal that could have drastically reduced their sentences, and is reportedly "freaking out" as the prospect of jail time looms over them. She was adamant she wouldn't do any jail time.
"Lori is finally realising just how serious this is".
According to prosecutors, Loughlin and Giannulli used the alleged bribes to falsely claim their daughters were crew recruits despite the fact they had never participated in the sport. USC has not been accused of any wrongdoing and will continue to cooperate fully with the government's investigation.
Singer has already pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. If convicted, the pair will face up to 40 years in prison.
As it was previously reported, the Hallmark Channel severed their working relationship with the legendary actress following her arrest back in March for her involvement in the USC scandal. The 12 parents and she consented Monday to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit honest services and mail fraud mail fraud. Loughlin and Giannulli have not entered a plea nor indicated that they are preparing to do so. CinemaBlend will provide updates on the ongoing scandal as they come, as well as other things happening in entertainment news in general.
Some of the 33 parents charged with cheating to get their children into prestigious schools may have paid enough in bribes to cover the full cost of a college education and then some.
Last month, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, 55, along with Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman, 56, were among those indicted in the largest college cheating scam in USA history. Huffman is scheduled to appear in a Boston court on May 21 to enter her plea. "This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My urge to help my daughter is no excuse to violate the law or engage in dishonesty", she explained following her plea deal was announced.
Huffman, the 56-year-old Emmy victor who stared in Desperate Housewives, was accused of paying $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to have a proctor correct the answers on her daughter's Saturday.