Lori Loughlin is reportedly becoming “more and more confident” she won’t go to jail in the college admissions cheating scam.
The “Full House” actress and her designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, believe they will be acquitted if they head to trial for allegedly paying $500,000 to bribe their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, People reported.
“The more that [the attorneys] look at the alleged evidence against them, the better they feel about the case,” the source told the magazine. “Everyone is feeling more and more confident that this could end well for them.”
Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, both face wire fraud and money laundering charges after their unathletic daughters gained admission to college as bogus crew team recruits.
“Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court,” the insider said. “She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened.”
The Loughlin-Giannullis reportedly look forward to the trial getting underway so they can have their shot at redemption.
“A trial drags things out, and she would like to move forward, which she can’t do until it goes to trial,” the source said. “But still, she feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, that she won’t be found guilty.”
Attorneys for the couple — who previously turned down a plea deal — entered formal pleas of not guilty in court last week. If convicted, the couple faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
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