Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli did not believe they violated the bribery fraud of the college laws, a new report claims.
The couple pleaded not guilty to pay William "Rick" Singer $ 500,000 to bring their daughters, YouTube star Olivia Jade and up-and-coming actress Isabella, to the University of Southern California (USC) , The girls allegedly posed as recruits of the crew crew, though they were not helmsmen. Insider told Entertainment Tonight that Loughlin felt deceived by Singer, a fraudulent mastermind-to-cooperate witness, about the severity of her work and Giannulli.
"[Lori and her husband] claim that they felt they violated rules but not laws, they feel manipulated by those involved and plan to do so as part of their defense," said a source of the point of sale. "They realize how serious the charges are, but they feel that once the judge hears his story, he has no bad intentions."
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After the couple had rejected a plea agreement that "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and several others involved in the system agreed prosecutors Loughlin and Giannulli with additional money laundering charges and conspiracy to commit fraud. If Giannulli and Loughlin are convicted of any charges against them, they can be behind bars for up to 40 years.
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She could spend in jail, which she broke along with crying. The idea of being separated from their loved ones for years brought them to their knees. She watched the other families do business, but her husband does not feel guilty and should not plead guilty. "The source said."
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The source denies that the former star "When Calls the Heart" and the fashion designer really owe the blame own ignorance, but admits that a judge and a jury may not see it that way.
"They did not feel like laundering," the source claimed. "They thought the money would be used for a donation and to the school benefit. Nevertheless, this was one of the most difficult decisions in Lori's life. "
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The insider added:" [Their friends] has told them that they are can not simply rely on ignorance. In the end, she trusts those who advise her and somehow believes that she will be free. Another source said that Loughlin initially assumed that she would only get "a slap on the wrist".
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