That dude who got all his Rad merch signed by Lori Loughlin while he had the chance is probably happier than a pig in shit right now. She’s about to be otherwise occupied. According to TMZ, Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli did not enter into a plea bargain as fellow Operation Varsity Blues scammer Felicity Huffman did and are now facing money laundering charges. That increases their minimum recommended sentence from “somebody feed my cat” time to “shanking someone on the first day to establish a pecking order” time.
Since Lori did not cop a plea, the U.S. Attorney went to a Federal Grand Jury to get an indictment, adding charges of money laundering. This now DRASTICALLY increases the amount of time Lori and her husband would get as a minimum recommended sentence.
Specifically, the U.S. Attorney says, Lori, her husband and 14 others will now be charged with the additional crime of “conspiring to launder the bribes and other payment in furtherance of the fraud by funneling them through [Rick] Singer’s purported charity and his for-profit corporation.”
The money laundering charge alone carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
This means that having missed their first opportunity to cop a plea, if they do it now the recommended minimum sentence would be anywhere from 4 years, 9 months to 5 years, 11 months. And apparently, since the new charge is “conspiracy to money launder”, the minimum recommended sentence could end up being much, much higher than that. If this news doesn’t slap the smile off Aunt Becky’s face, one of her possible new roommates surely will.
Maybe it’s time for the Loughlin/Giannulli family to rethink their strategy. They need to band together as a family and steal Olivia Jade’s friend’s daddy’s yacht and make a run for it. They could produce and shoot their own show called The Swiss Bank Account Family Robinson from some uncharted island in the South Pacific.