Prosecutors offer Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman plea deals in college cheating scam

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Celebrity moms Felicity Huffman, left, and Lori Loughlin, right, have tough choices to make. Each were offered plea deals by the federal government for their parts in a widespread college entrance cheating scam.

Loughlin, 54, and Huffman, 56, appeared in federal court in Boston, MA on April 3. Prosecutors offered both actresses deals that include prison time.

A crowd gathered as the actresses walked into court. Several young women taunted the actresses with homemade signs. One sign read: “LORI PLS PAY MY TUITION.”

Loughlin faces 37-46 months if she is found guilty, while Huffman could get 21-27 months in prison if convicted.

Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was also charged in the scam.

The stars are accused of paying a California man to help their children get into top colleges.

Huffman is charged with paying a SAT test proctor $15,000 to ensure that her daughter Sofia Macy got extra time to take her test.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella, 20, into the University of Southern California (USC) by claiming they were members of the USC crew team, even though neither Jade or Isabella are athletes.

Friends say Loughlin is in denial and doesn’t believe she will spend a day behind bars. The source told Us Weekly Loughlin will take her chances at trial.

“She’ll go to trial before being separated from her family, and take those odds rather than just go to prison as part of a deal.”

Photos by Joseph Presioso/AFP/Getty Images, Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

  • WinterIsComing

    They offer everbody a plea deal.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile prison ain’t for me?? …. Chile sweet Lawd …. just be honest folks …. and cut the schemes …. that could have prevented all of this …. smh

  • J’aime Sucer

    That beyotch is crazy. If the jury finds her guilty — which she is— her sentence could be longer , not shorter

  • Coy little wink

    Dummies all of them…just DUMB

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Judge Mental Will

    Typical Celebrity and White Privilege! They should’ve accept the fact they had dumb kids and put them through community college like my parents did me?????

  • Jay

    She will probably pay a fine and be on probation for a year. But she probably wont get jail time

  • Look@m3
  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Prison they goooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    “The source told Us Weekly Loughlin will take her chances at trial.”
    ————————-
    Good. The Feds totally have the goods on her, so let her take it to trial, and be all overconfident. She’ll get the shock of her life when the jury says “Guilty”.

  • 11pink123

    They need to leave this woman alone. So what if she paid to get her daughters in college, who wouldn’t?

    They just don’t want a positive show like full house to keep coming on tv. That’s it.

    They got rid of Rosanne, then Cosby’s now Full House is up.

    I guess they only want Empire on so yall have to watch this gay crap.

    I see where this is going. Wake up ppl. They trying to remove all the positive family shows for a reason. I guess Family Matters it Moesha is up next.

    satan is Pathetic…

  • the guest

    Community Colleges are upstanding and worthy of respect. Colin Powell went to commmunity college. Many great people went to Community Colleges.

    Those girls’ father is worth 80 million. He should have bought them a small business, nail salon, beauty store, clothing boutique. It’s legal to buy your child a small business career. It’s not legal to buy them a degree.

    That actress is going to prison for buying a measly 400 points on her daughter’s SATs. When there are so many respectable colleges these days that don’t want SAT scores because colleges are learning that high scoring doesn’t guarantee successful student.

  • the guest

    She has to take the deal. News reports say that she’s in denial. But it is four years in prison. Jesus. What were they thinking? I know, they were thinking that their skin and money guaranteed them unaccountable criminality.

  • the guest

    She’ll get 6 months and be out in two weeks. But they will be sending them to jail.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Felicty(whom I worked with last year in “Get Shorty” the TV Show not the movie) was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is an excellent actress which is why she’s ALWAYS working.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It will definitely be longer. And I’m cool with that.
    People are tired of seeing privileged rich people getting sweetheart deals when the average Joe would get serious time for the same crimes.

  • Soda

    Lol! Thanks for the laugh.

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    One sign read: “LORI PLS PAY MY TUITION.”
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    hence, the dumb offspring, smh

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    LMAO!

  • Soda

    Her next role will be on Orange Is The New Black~Celebrity Cell Block.

  • Ebony Starr

    What that $500,000 could have bought, instead of prison time!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    welp, that’s my time… LOL!!!!!!!
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  • Scromes1212

    Hope she got a good lawyer cause if she blow trial she is most definitely doing time.

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao

  • Scromes1212

    Look like she gonna be working for free for awhile smh

  • Dowoop

    We had this poll already….. Plenty of people wouldn’t.

  • Scromes1212

    So it’s a conspiracy to rid the world of 90’s sitcoms, interesting

  • Renee26

    She’ll go to trial and still get the same amount of time… She wants to delay the inevitable

  • Nik

    LOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! This is the one! LMBO!!!

  • Nik
  • Scromes1212

    She will possibly get more if she blows trial. The feds gonna spend a lot of time and money taking this to trial. Not a good look but I haven’t followed this case. Maybe she has a good case *shrugs*

  • Renee26

    She could’ve just put it towards her daughter’s make-up business

  • gellie

    Here’s the real tea tho – The 500 stacks isn’t why they’re in so much trouble. The PROBLEM is that these idiots paid the bribes to the fake non-profit, and then WROTE THE SHIT OFF ON THEIR TAXES!!!! There are 3 people you don’t play with…the I, his brother R, and his other brother S. These whywomens gon’ learn…you don’t play with the church’s money.

  • Renee26

    She doesn’t have a good case. Her yt privilege will probably land her with the full 46 months whereas if she takes the deal she’d only do the lesser time… For good behavior

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania
  • Anji

    I want cuff pics. Period.

  • Rainbowbelow

    So the money laundering, tax fraud, and saying your kid plays a sport that they don’t is something that should be ignored?

  • Scromes1212

    My boy lil Nas X remixed the song now it’s got Billie Ray Cyrus on it lol it’s even better then the original!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    #metoo

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • chan chan

    Time to suit up ladies.

  • Coy little wink

    The show can go on without that dumb hoe. Hello? Lori is that you?

  • JesusSidePeace

    Probably won’t get time.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • hi-liter

    Of course they were offered plea deals…if charges were dropped against Jussie, you know dayum well these rich whyte women won’t get any jail time. Judge should make these batches contribute tuition money to needy students.

  • dontgetblocked

    The perfect question.

  • dontgetblocked

    They will do time. Too many middle class white parents are pissed! These celebrities act like their liberals and move like conservatives. An example is going to be made out of these two…just like Martha Stewart. When you mess with the Federal Government…you doing time. This is fraud beyond belief. Lies, money, fake photographs, fake injuries. It’s phucking disgusting. They cheated so many worthy students out of a chance to attend college. Oh…middle class white people gonna take them down.

  • dontgetblocked

    They committed major federal crimes. They got middle class white people mad at them. Like Martha Stewart, they’re gonna live that jail life at least for a year.

  • dontgetblocked

    What? Yeah. They’re going down.

  • dontgetblocked

    Yes. I enjoy her work. That will stop while she’s behind bars. At least her husband is on Shameless.

  • dontgetblocked

    I have several degrees and I would NOT break the law, lie, and pay for my child to go to a school. That defeats the purpose. She paid all that money and her daughter was partying and she probably had to pay for her NOT to flunk out. Where does it stop? My kid better be qualified and able to to do the damn work!

  • Shamari123

    What’s with the various accounts posting nude/prostitution links? Sandra I know you’ve been working on this with Disqus but why are they taking so long to remove these contents or accounts? I’ve bwen flagging them left and right…

  • Joy King

    Reality will soon set in for these women. They’ll end up taking a plea deal and do some time. The Federal Government never comes for you, unless they’re 99.9% sure they can win. If you’re lucky enough to beat them, you’ll stay on their radar until they can find another charge to make stick and send you to jail. These ladies need to get their affairs in order, take the L now and think of this as a little mini vacay.

  • justlooking

    The only jail they will see is on movie set. They are YT.

    Damn shame

  • Li-Wright

    They will plea and take probation. Honestly, is jail time worth it because they paid to get their daughters in college? At most they should be fined and given probation.

  • Li-Wright

    They would be fools to plea and go to prison. Paying for college is not worth prison time. This is the ONLY illegal thing they’ve done in their lives. They should take the plea and get probation.

    IMO that’s what the prosecutors offered Jussie and he didn’t take it. Now he’s facing civil action by the City.

  • Li-Wright

    I got a bet saying they don’t do time, that they will get probation.

  • pure_rachet

    Hey Keith ??

  • Solstice

    Me too!

  • samuel severino

    The whole college admissions scandal thing is a cover for a sex trafficking ring that was broken up. Much bigger names are involved and they are counting on those names to get them out. Before you scream “tin foil” check out these facts
    Rick Caruso is a billionaire
    Rick Caruso is on the board of Trustees for USC.
    Rick Caruso is the President of the Board or Trustees.
    This means he runs USC.
    Lori and her husband are his best friends for over 20 years.
    Their daughter was “yachting” with him when the scandal broke.
    Would you pay your best friend half a million to get your daughter into school when the regular tuition is much much lower for regular students?

    Would you pay your homeboy $5000 to get into his nightclub when everyone else is paying $25?

  • samuel severino

    Could have bought way more traffickers than it did the first time

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Martha Stewart did 5 months in Federal prison for lying about a stock deal.
    What these women did is way worse. They’ll serve prison time for sure.

  • Harley

    JAIL TIME PERIODTTTTT!! And don’t come telling us they overcrowded and let these devils out in 2 days

  • Harley

    She’s also a liar and a cheat

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lordt!!…send Loughlin tew jail if it’s for only 24 hours…somebidy needs to smack that smug look offa her mug. This bidch was on her way to court and had the audacity to be smiling and signing autographs. My passivity level hit the roof…it had my left eye twitching uncontrollably.

  • gellie

    They’re not in this much trouble over paying a bribe. They’re going to jail because they’re tax cheats. They wrote down the illegal bribes on their taxes which was stupid. They should’ve just ate that money instead of trying steal it back from the government. Convicted tax cheats go to prison. How long varies, but they ALL do time.

  • Jussjess25

    They got please before even going to trial. Or having a single formal court date. Smh meanwhile young black kid from Kansas just got 12yrs for kissing a white girl. Smh they wont see a day behind bars. You people are acting dumb if you think for one second these white women will see a jail cell or probation for that matter.

  • Jussjess25

    They wont even get probation. And yes it does matter.

  • justlooking

    They give white folks 12 months, then turn around give them probation. Well see.

  • justlooking

    Exactly

  • Scromes1212

    So where did you get the sex trafficking stuff from? His kid went to school with her. When I read the story I figured that was how they had access to the boat. He was not on the boat with them.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The prosecution offered prison time, and they might be holding out for a better deal!

    What’s the hurry to take a plea deal in this current climate with the court of public opinion wanting the maximum for these “privileged” white collar criminals?

    I would stretch this out for as long as possible, that orange jumpsuit and strip searches will be there!

  • justlooking

    I agree, we in locker room at spa, she was super friendly…. she keeps a 70s bush.

  • Harley

    Yep! Emitt Till accuser had no repercussions for her actions why would these entitled devils

  • exlurker

    LOL!!!

  • KLove

    I dont know if this warrants all that time in prison….im still trying to figure out where the actual crime is……ninjas get bribed everyday B

  • WinterIsComing

    Lol

  • WinterIsComing

    ????

  • WinterIsComing

    ?????

  • WinterIsComing

    Thank You Sandra for putting up a post that brought everyone together.

  • Ghost

    I believe it was MUCH more to this! $500k for college admission is waaaaaaay too much! Even on bribing standards….

  • Hummingbird_225

    Ask that question to the people who used a relatives address to send their kids to a better school and got locked up.

  • Musiclover

    The crime was the fact that they faked/staged their kids being in a sport they,they never ever did and taking away someone else scholarship and / or fair chance to repecfully and legally get into those colleges. Besides also bribing suppose to be professional people in high positions, when they had more than enough money without needing assistance.
    They were better off creating a makeup line for their daughters and/ or buying a franchise while they managed it. That’s what I would’ve done college isnt for everyone it takes real Dedication, commitment ,some tears and will power to go and continue prosuing a degree until you finished, the major culprit, the price tag it costs just to get a proper education. But this was unfair what they did they took from well deserving people when they didn’t have to at all!!

  • Musiclover

    They are not going to “regular” prision they get to go to federal prision with some bells and whistles and what my late father would call;here plushy a little less sunshine home away from home with some restrictions. Lol

  • Vonn

    I hope they get maxed out.

  • Vonn

    ??

  • justlooking

    While what you say is true. A jury of white peers, is what she is banking on….Loughlin was once American sweetheart. I’ve sat in the jury box and see misjustice all day.

    I want this trail aired!

  • Vonn

    ?

  • Vonn

    I hope they roast them both

  • Vonn

    Right. if kids are not willing to take advantage of what their parents are willing to do for them, let them fend for themselves. Aunt Becky’s daughter was already making a name for herself.

  • Prince Zuko

    Why put it in months ? Its like 3 to 4 years for Loughlin and 2 to 2 1/2 years for Huffman. Let’s see if white people actually go to jail ?

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I’m still waiting on the more indictments they say are coming!
    As for usweekly, they seem to have a lot of fake sources like Hollywood life

  • LYRICS

    You are so sweet to explain to a clear and appreant idiot! God bless u!???

  • missmiami305

    This is such bs. They need to be locked up like the ATL teachers. Smh!!!! White privilege.

  • missmiami305

    This is such bs. They need to be locked up like the ATL teachers. Smh!!!! White privilege.

  • missmiami305

    Shows how stubborn she is. She refuses to accept responsibility for her actions. I hope the judge throws the entire book at her ass.

  • missmiami305

    Shows how stubborn she is. She refuses to accept responsibility for her actions. I hope the judge throws the entire book at her ass.

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  • missmiami305

    I think it’s her dumb a$$ daughter lol

  • missmiami305

    What does her acting have to do with anything? Btw, you want brownie points or something https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oAt2dA6LxMkRrGc0g/giphy.gif

  • missmiami305

    ????

  • therealashland

    I just want them both to go to prison because I’m tired of yt privilege and entitlement.

  • Coy little wink

    Lol!

  • Xsjado

    We all knew this was gonna happen.

  • Coy little wink

    They wrote the bribe off on their taxes as a charitable donation = tax FRAUD

  • Dowoop

    No this is due process. Even the plea deals include jail time. I’m all for them going to jail, they should go to jail but if you can afford bail before your trial why would you sit in jail.

  • Dowoop

    And ninjas go to jail for it all so the time so the white folks should too.

  • Dowoop

    *snickers *

  • hottlanta

    So ur saying that no one got shot so there was no ctime committed.

  • Dowoop

    The only illegal thing that we know off!

  • the guest

    They will be going to prison, even if only for 6 months. They will do time.

  • the guest

    They put in months for the same reason there are no handcuff perp walk photos. To minimize their criminality because of their race privilege.

  • the guest

    They will be doing time. Unreal. Aunt Becky from Full House.

  • the guest

    Still prison. Still felony record.

  • hottlanta

    I was rotflmao when megan mcpain the biggest beneficiary of white privilège bcas of hair skin n fathers name had the nerve 2 accuse her of using white privilège. She was trying 2 appear angry which was very comical.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Hey boo ?

    So y’all think he is Keith Holman?

    The streets keeping the peace out there?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    80-90% of the people handing out felony convictions deserve their own. so… it’s hardly justice & this issue went on long enough that the consequences will last for generations anyway…

    how many people didn’t get caught?
    & i don’t all out care because the consequences explain the society they created ;)

  • Coy little wink

    They committed tax fraud they wrote the bribe off as charitable donations. Yes they deserve jail time..

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Not for real.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Exactly.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She doesn’t believe it? Well then… LOCK’ER UP!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Do you understand why the Feds charged them with fraud?

  • Harley

    Yes so true!!! All of this

  • Harley

    Um you don’t see the crime???? Wowzers

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  • justlooking

    I was shocked on many levels.

  • davine puddin

    I love that song. It would have been better with jason aldean. Or kenny chesney.

  • 11pink123

    But it’s not. They used that as excuse to take the re-runs off air. A lot of ppl pay for theirs kids to go to college including a lot of black people. This is BS to me.

  • 11pink123

    Keep supporting this kind of stuff if you want. Eventually they gone have a reason to lock everyone up. This is petty, it’s college. The woman ain’t kill nobody or hurt nobody.. it’s just not that deep, worth a fine and removing kids from school. They setting this up to eventually lock everyone up. Cause it’s a lot of regular ppl that pay for they kids to go to college. D how about the athletes whom they lower the admission requirement did such a low SAT scores abs requirements to a 2.0 instead of 3.5

  • 11pink123

    Plenty of people don’t have her funds.

    Everybody say a lot of stuff until they faced with the issue.

    It’s not that serious, she don’t deserve to go to jail or have a criminal record over this.

    If you Keep pushing for peoples downfall, don’t be surprised when it come back your way.

    You get what you give.

  • 11pink123

    I don’t think she should go to jail. This is not even important to me. I would not have even clicked on it, if Nipsey ain’t pass this week.

    It’s college, they ain’t hurting nobody. Just lying to get a head.

    Next they gone start arrresting ppl for lying on job applications, if they keep this shyt up, then we all gone be in trouble because your shyt do stink.

  • 11pink123

    I don’t care. I just know if they pull everyone job applications that they make you sign saying you telling the truth, everyone gone be In Trouble. Cause this look like this where it’s headed.

    This just the beginning. Satan bout to start putting everyone in jail. Niggaz can get away with murder, punching woman in the stomach but go to jail over lying on a college app. Lol y’all are idiots if you cannot see what’s going on,

  • Li-Wright

    I called it!

  • Coy little wink

    How old are you? Bribery and tax fraud is a crime. Not to mention they accepted a benefit (scholarship) they were not qualified for to a qualified student’s detriment. They need to go to jail and you need to get a grip on right and wrong… You more concerned about reruns? Stop watching TV get a real life…

  • EyeEmJai

    Exactly. No one would sit in jail if they can make bail. Trying to call that White privilege is idiotic.

  • EyeEmJai

    But it’s always written into months lol.

  • Parent

    Lock these privileged ass women the f*** up!

  • Dowoop

    Well it must suck to be a judge, be on a jury, be a prosecutor as these are all people that hold other people accountable for their crimes. However, we don’t see all of them turning around and committing crimes.

  • samuel severino

    Good call. Megan is one of the fakest out there and that is saying a lot.

  • samuel severino

    They will be doing much more time than 6 months because they were doing a whole more than just an admissions scam.

  • samuel severino

    Ding ding ding. That is just the cover story. They broke up a human trafficking ring.

  • Kayke

    Whose the “California Man” and where are his charges? While I’m glad they’ve been busted, who are the people accepting the money? Everyone involved should be prosecuted, not just the celebrities, but the institution or individuals that make these things possible.

  • Allihave2say

    I’ve always thought Aunt Becky was slightly crazy. Her lollipop head and body, the smug look she wears has always bothered me.

  • Allihave2say

    Black people get hard time for stealing a chicken or pampers. These privilege ones will get a wrist slap.

  • Bashi22

    Privilege women hmm ?

  • INCOGNITO?

    Yaw knew that was coming, them white women aint finna do no time!

  • the guest

    They sent Paris Hilton to jail and they said she cried every day for all of the few days she served of her sentence. They sent Nicole Richie to jail pregnant but she was released in 36 hours due to over crowding. Those two college bribing actress moms are going to jail.

  • the guest

    They’re also in trouble for outright outlandish fraud. Lori said her her girls were athletes and they never played a sport AND she photoshopped their images into sports team photos which is borderline psychotic. Buying acceptance is one thing but they went the extra criminal mile by inventing false representations of their children.

  • Mrs. Nino Brown

    Leave her alone yet be OUTRAGED over Jussie??? Nah . This is why our people need to stick together. And everything involving the elites is always called a “scam” to minimize the criminality of it. I’m glad Jussie walked free.

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  • Frank Blunt

    Coy.. 11pink123 has the pessimistic stance in majority responses and is that Debbie Downer friend that’s possibly online because of booty chatter in er’day life ?

  • Frank Blunt

    Kimmy Gibbler from next door, is this you? ??

  • chan chan

    Ain’t Becky hair look like some of these lace fronts.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No problem. That’s what I’m here for. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you for flagging them. I’m deleting them as quickly as I can. The problem is these are legitimate Disqus accounts that were hacked by the Russians and Ukranians. If you’re reading this comment, change your Disqus passwords. Once they take over your account they change your username and password and lock you out of your account.

  • davine puddin

    Aunt becky should play a killer psycho roll next. If you gonna be bad make money. I am not outraged as long as she didnt take scholarship money. Where her girls making the grades once they were in? Or did they make happy fun with their profeesors?

  • pure_rachet

    K=Keith lol plus he said “whom” like always. He’s been found out! Where you been???

  • datjerk

    Always has

  • datjerk

    At. All.

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly!

  • SpiceGirl

    They have the complexion for protection

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    the oldest one didnt really care to be there she just wanted to party

  • Coy little wink

    So I should ignore her is what you saying ?

  • pure_rachet

    And BTW yes the streets is calm.

  • Crazy tee

    Still gonna sign those autographs…being cocky got you time…

  • Shamari123

    Wow that’s crazy…thanks for letting me know. I’ll definitely do that.

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