Lori Loughlin Rejected Plea Deal Before Being Hit With New Charges

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Alexa, play "If I Can Turn Back Time." All jokes aside, there's nothing that can capture the craziness of this real-life drama, except for maybe a Lifetime movie as Hallmark likely wouldn't touch this with a 10-foot pole. Word is Lori Loughlin rejected a plea deal before she was indicted on new charges.

  • Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, apparently rejected a plea agreement from prosecutors.

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    The plea deal Lori was offered had a minimum two-year prison sentence attached to it as prosecutors seemingly aren't interested in offering any plea agreements that don't include jail time.

    (Yeah, this is serious.)

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  • But as luck would have it, the Hollywood couple were hit with new charges for their involvement in the college admissions scandal.

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    Mossimo and Lori were indicted on new charges of money laundering conspiracy by a federal grand jury after not accepting their plea deal.

    "The second superseding indictment also charges the defendants with conspiring to launder the bribes and other payments in furtherance of the fraud by funneling them through [William 'Rick'] Singer's purported charity and his for-profit corporation, as well as by transferring money into the United States, from outside the United States, for the purpose of promoting the fraud scheme," a statement about the new charges Lori, Mossimo, and the 14 other parents now face reads, Us Weekly reports.

  • Still, Lori is reportedly "in denial" about everything that could have her facing some serious jail time.

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    "[She will] go to trial before being separated from her family, and take those odds rather than just go to prison as part of a deal," an unnamed source tells Us Weekly about Lori's unwillingness to accept a plea deal.

    Lori and her husband were indicted in March on charges of "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud," Us Weekly notes. The couple reportedly shelled out $500,000 in bribes for their daughters -- Isabella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19 -- to get into USC under the guise of being recruits for the crew team.
  • Things aren't looking too good.

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    Remember, Lori Loughlin is facing up to 20 years in a federal prison -- so yeah, things are quite real for Aunt Becky and other parents.

    We're not saying take a plea deal, but we do wonder what will come of everything because the former Fuller House star isn't willing to plead out (at least for now).

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