It’s best to be prepared: before a storm hits, you ready your emergency kit and think of the worst-case scenario, perhaps even play out some grueling scenes on your mind, so you will have an idea of how to handle such situations. For Lori Loughlin, she’s also making sure that she’s gearing up if worse comes to worst that she ends up in jail.
Everyone knows what we’re talking about: the highly publicized and controversial college admissions scandal dubbed as the College Varsity Blues, wherein wealthy parents used money and power to make sure that their kids are able to enter elite colleges and universities. According to an insider, Lori is relying on an advisor who gives her an idea of how the prison life is should she lose the case.
However, the source said that it shouldn’t be seen as a sign of defeat, instead, she was just planning what to do in case that happens. Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have hired a consultant that could help them learn the ropes in prison and because they are celebrities, they needed to know how to be safe when behind bars.
Furthermore, the Fuller House actress sees the entire experience as a learning curb and wants to understand what life may be if she got incarcerated. Lori couldn’t afford to make mistakes while inside jail so she is learning about the ins and outs of jail time.
Lori and Mossimo paid ring leader Rick Singer $500,000 in bribes in exchange for their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose becoming recruits of the University of Southern California crew team despite the girls not participating in crew. The parents also allegedly sent staged photos of their children on a rowing machine to solidify the kids’ alleged skills.
The couple is facing more than 50 years in prison if found guilty of several charges like money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. Lori and Mossimo have pleaded not guilty to any of the accusations, which is why they face lengthy jail time.
Actress Felicity Huffman, who was also involved in the admission bribery scheme, pleaded guilty to the charges thrown at her, admitting she paid $15,000 so that her daughter Sofia Grace’s SAT answers will be changed. As such, she was sentenced to serve 14 days in prison although she only stayed for 11 days because her release fell on a weekend.
On top of two weeks behind bars, Felicity must serve the community for 250 hours and she must pay $30,000.