Wait, will Lori Loughlin’s daughters be forced to testify against her?

Here’s what we know…

Here’s what we know…

The college admissions scandal has dominated the headlines this past month, with the recently unearthed scheme reportedly being the largest college admissions scandal of all time.

The scheme in question reportedly saw parents bribe school officials and college coaches to get their children into top colleges, either by cheating on standardised tests or by getting the children accepted as college athletes despite often not even playing the sport.

According to federal prosecutors, 50 people took part in the scheme, but the two famous faces involved are Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman and 90210 actress Lori Loughlin - both of whom have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in ‘Operation Varsity Blues’.

Lori Loughlin and her daughters. Credit: REX

But while both women could be facing potential jail time for their alleged involvement in what is being referred to as ‘Operation Varsity Blues’, they are actually facing very different consequences.

Felicity is reportedly looking at a potential 4-10 months in prison, whereas Lori Loughlin’s charges apparently have a maximum sentence of 40 years. It is thought however that if she is found guilty, Lori will most likely face around three to five years in prison.

Lori Loughlin with her daughter Olivia Grace. Credit: REX

One of the reasons for Lori’s potentially longer sentence, aside from her additional charge, is her not guilty plea, something that according to sources, is worrying the actress, fearing that her daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella may be forced to testify against her.

‘[Lori is] very afraid that her daughters will have to testify,’ a source told People. ’That will traumatize them even more.’

Jenny Proudfoot
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