Will Lori Loughlin's Carefree Attitude Hurt Her Case in College Admissions Scandal?
The actress doesn't appear to be treating the scandal as seriously as her fellow accused, Felicity Huffman.
Will Lori Loughlin's upbeat behavior put her in legal jeopardy?
Loughlin has been signing autographs and taking selfies outside court. As she arrived at court in a limo bus with private security, she smiled and waved to fans. She even reportedly tried to charm the prosecutors and shook their hands.
Compared to Loughlin, Felicity Huffman seems to be ashamed by the college admissions scandal.
She was stone-faced as she arrived to court two hours early. She agreed to plead guilty and released a humble, apologetic statement.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Gianulli, did not to take a plea deal and were slapped with additional charges Tuesday. They face a maximum of 40 years in jail. They have not commented publicly about the case.
Attorney Brad Micklin, who has no connection to the case, spoke about the women to Inside Edition.
"Lori handled it poorly, I thought that she would do something first because I think the people who plea first get the best deals," he said. "The number of years she could possibly face has doubled since she refused it."
Federal prosecutors are reportedly determined to "make an example" of the wealthy parents caught up in the scandal.
If sentenced to jail, the actresses will likely do their time at a federal prison camp like the one in Victorville, California, where Abby Lee Miller of “Dance Moms” fame was incarcerated for eight months for fraud.
“Once you get there and you are stripped of your material good and you are stripped of your dignity,” she told Inside Edition. “They do that search of all of your orifices and its humiliating, but you go through it, you survive.”
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