Lori Loughlin was allegedly ‘fixated’ on getting her daughters into USC (Picture: FilmMagic)Lori Loughlin is currently facing charges for her alleged involvement in a college admissions bribe scam.
The Fuller House actress and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among those indicted after allegedly agreeing to pay bribes totalling $500,000 (£383,317) to get their two daughters – Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella, 20 – onto the USC crew team.
Reports claim Lori and Giannulli are now facing additional charges for money laundering and a potential sentence of 20 years in prison.
As the investigation continues, sources have told People that Lori was ‘fixated on getting her daughters’ into USC.
They claim: ‘Lori is used to getting what she wants. This is why she got in trouble in the first place. She got fixated on getting her girls into USC.
‘For her, there was no other way. They needed to be at USC.’
Lori and husband Mossimo Giannulli are facing charges over their alleged involvement in a college bribes scam (Picture: WireImage)The source added that her daughters attending USC was ‘important’ to Lori, who had never attended college, and claimed it was a ‘status thing’, adding: ‘She wanted the girls to have everything she never had growing up.’
Since news of the alleged scam broke, Lori has been dropped from the Hallmark Channel and her daughter Olivia’s partnership with beauty giant Sephora has been terminated.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity has also been named in the investigation and pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity associated with Rick Singer to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs.
She has insisted her daughter had no knowledge of the scam and issued a statement that said she feels ‘deep regret and shame’ over her involvement.
‘My daughter knew absolutely nothing wrong about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her,’ she said.
‘I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.
‘My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.’
Metro.co.uk have reached out to Lori’s rep.
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