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  • They were already looking at a maximum of 20 years behind bars that could double, thanks to their recent indictments.

    Lori Loughlin
    Splash News

    Mossimo and Lori could face up to 20 years in a federal prison for the initial charges for their involvement in a college admissions scam. Their initial indictment in March included charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Apparently, Lori Loughlin and her millionaire husband paid $500,000 in bribes to make sure daughters Isabella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, were granted admission into USC by posing as recruits for the college's crew team -- even though they weren't.

    There was a plea deal on the table that included a two-year minimum prison sentence, but the pair rejected said plea deal, which quickly led to a federal grand jury indicting them on new charges. It seems Lori and others tried to funnel money through a business and "charity," which is why there are charges related to money laundering on the table.

    ... and those additional charges could carry up to 20 years in prison that are separate from the initial charges -- hence the 40 years.
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  • The feds reportedly aren't willing to give Lori a break because she's an actress.

    Lori Loughlin
    Splash News

    "They really want to make sure that there isn't this perception that these people are able to skate by because they're rich," an unnamed legal source explains to People about authorities wanting a harsher punishment for Lori. "They want to make sure everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. They know this is a high profile case and they want to make an example of the defendants."

  • This doesn't sound good at all.

    Seriously, we really don't know what the heck to say about all of this -- outside of the typical WTF response many of us have.

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