She was adamant she wouldn't do any jail time, ' the insider told E!
The site reports that the disgraced actress "refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing". Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is. She is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out'.
Loughlin is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get her two daughters into the University of Southern California.
As a result, Isabella and Olivia's status at the university is under investigation as officials determine the next course of action, and therefore their fate at the institution. On Tuesday, the couple was indicted on charges of mail fraud and money laundering.
While 40 years in prison seems like a wildly unrealistic outcome, it appears that the star will do at least some length of time behind bars.
This wasn't the first on-air announcement she made this week about "WCTH", though.
As it was previously reported, the Hallmark Channel severed their working relationship with the legendary actress following her arrest back in March for her involvement in the USC scandal.
The couple and more than a dozen other parents were hit last week with money laundering conspiracy charges on top of the mail fraud conspiracy charges they were already facing.
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Messages seeking comment were left by agents for Giannulli Loughlin and Janavs. "They are innocent until proven guilty", a source close to Loughlin told CNN.
It's the biggest college admissions case ever prosecuted by the Justice Department.
The parents are accused of paying an admissions adviser, Rick Singer, to cheat their kids' college entrance examinations and get their kids admitted as spouses at these schools like Yale and Georgetown.
Loughlin, who was indicted last month in connection with a bribery scheme in which rich parents paid big bucks to get their kids into elite schools, was sacked by Hallmark soon after the scandal hit, and the show took a break to explore its "creative options".
They appeared at Boston federal court briefly last week and weren't asked to put in a plea.
Prosecutors say they'll seek out a prison sentence that's on 10 and between four weeks for Huffman's end.
'My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward the people I will proceed for the rest of my entire life.
Huffman, however, allegedly paid much less than Loughlin and Giannulli.