Lori Loughlin Reportedly Turns to FBI for Help in College Scandal Case

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Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli
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It looks like Aunt Becky is not going down without a fight. Outlets are reporting Lori Loughlin's team is seeking help from the FBI with the college admissions scandal. And should the former Full House star and her lawyers succeed, a number of other parents involved in the scam could go down with her.

  • To recap, Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing up to 40 years in prison (each) for their involvement in a college scam.

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    If the potential of a 40-year prison sentence sounds like a lot (it is), it likely won't be what this Hollywood couple receive, but it is the result of Lori and Mossimo rejecting a plea deal. There was a plea deal on the table that had a two-year prison sentence attached to it. But Aunt Becky and her man said no before getting hit with new charges (fraud and money laundering).

    Back in March, Lori, Mossimo, and others were initially indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud that had a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars. And although we highly doubt she'll do hard time, we have a feeling she won't be able to skirt doing nothing -- no matter how much Lori wants to avoid jail or is confident she'll get a slap on the wrist.

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  • The Hollywood actress is sticking with her convictions (and not guilty plea).

    Lori Loughlin and daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella
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    Lori Loughlin maintains her innocence, pleading not guilty to all charges against her, and is fearful prosecutors will go after her daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade.

    Lori and her husband, Mossimo, have been accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into USC under the guise of being recruits for the crew team. The Daily Beast also reports Lori and her man -- along with other parents -- intentionally funneled money through a "charity" and corporation "for the purpose of promoting the fraud scheme."

    So yeah, this is no small issue or a joking matter.
  • And it looks like she might want some other parents involved to face the music too.

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    Apparently, Lori's team of attorneys filed court documents to get the help of the FBI to obtain "reports concerning uncharged parents." But it looks as if they won't get their wish as the court reportedly ruled "parties will confer regarding this issue and if the matter cannot be resolved between the parties, defendants should file a motion to compel."

    "The feds have an overwhelming amount of evidence against her, including emails, phone calls and financial documents," Neama Rahmani, a Los Angeles lawyer, tells Us Weekly about the case. "No jury will acquit them."

  • Welp, folks heard about her team's move and are so over it.

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    Judging by this reaction, people are over Lori not taking responsibility for her own actions. And rather than point the finger at other parents, they just want her to admit her crimes, get her punishment, and move on with life.

    ... but that doesn't seem to be the case.

  • Yeah, we're at a loss for words.

    If Lori is going down, all the other uncharged parents are going down too! (We have no idea if that's her true sentiment, but it's definitely coming off that way.)

    This case is wild. Lori being involved is wild. We have no idea what's going to happen, but it's like watching an unintended reality show headed straight for a brick wall.

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