LORI LOUGHLIN AND HUSBAND SLAPPED WITH NEW MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES

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Felicity Huffman chose to accept responsibility and take a guilty plea on Tuesday. The plea may keep Huffman out of prison. Lori Loughlin chose to take a different route. Even after the FBI promised that more charges would be coming against some defendants, Loughlin stuck to her guns. Turns out the feds weren’t bluffing. Late Tuesday Laughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli were slapped with a new money laundering charge. This is still connected to the college admissions scandal, but a money laundering charge crosses over into some heavier stuff that may lead to some prison time for the “Fuller House” actress and her husband.

 

 

 

Rolling Stone Magazine (@rollingstone) reported, Loughlin and her husband have been charged with a superseding indictment that is connected to the original indictment for the college admissions scandal. The superseding indictment charges Loughlin with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The money laundering charge is the heavy one. That charge carries a maximum sentence of 20-years in prison. The original charges were basically a white collar crime. They were originally charged for funneling bribes to college admissions officials through a fake charity. Pretty immoral stuff, but on the scales of criminality the charge is pretty lightweight. The feds offered most of the defendants charged in the original indictment a plea deal in exchange for a guilty plea. Felicity Huffman and 12 others jumped on that opportunity yesterday. Loughlin didn’t….or either was late to the party. Either way, something that could’ve been light-work, has turned into something pretty heavy for Loughlin and her husband. Especially if Loughlin and hubby decide to go to trial. Those guilty pleas that the others took didn’t come for free. They will likely be cooperating witnesses in the case against Loughlin, in exchange for lighter prison sentences. Stay tuned. This is a story I will definitely be keeping an eye on.

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FELICITY HUFFMAN AND 12 OTHERS PLEAD GUILTY IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

 

 

 

Actress Felicity Huffman was among 13 defendants who agreed to plead guilty in a federal courtroom yesterday, in the infamous “college admissions scandal.” Huffman will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

 

 

 

The Los Angeles Times (@LATIMES) reported, Bay Area real estate developer, Bruce Jackson also agreed to plead guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count to defraud the IRS. Jackson’s wife will also plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud. Thirty three (33) parents have been charged in the scheme. Many others are expected to plead guilty this week. Prosecutors said Huffman paid $15,000 for a 36-year old Harvard graduate to correct her daughter’s answers on the SAT Test. That service led to Huffman’s daughter gaining a 400-point boost over her previous SAT score. Huffman also discussed having the same thing done for her younger daughter. Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, has not been charged with a crime by federal prosecutors. Court records suggest that Macy knew what was going on, but prosecutors have not charged him in the plot as of yet. Huffman faces 4 to 10 months in prison when sentenced. Because Huffman has no criminal record, experts say it’s likely that she would receive a sentence substantially lower than the sentencing guidelines call for. My guess is that she’ll walk away with a little probation, maybe a little community service, and a fine. Guess it pays to be famous and wealthy.