Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin of “Fuller House” fame just got even more bad news. Prosecutors expect to call her two daughters to testify against her at her upcoming trial for her role in the infamous college admissions scandal. The trial is expected to be held in October.

Loughlin’s Daughters Likely Will Have To Testify Against Her

Us Weekly reported that if Loughlin continues to plead not guilty to charges of money laundering, fraud, and bribery, prosecutors fully intend to call her daughters Isabella (Bella) and Olivia Jade Giannulli to testify against her. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are each facing 45 years in prison for allegedly paying $500,000 in bribe money to have their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team. But, neither girl had ever rowed before.

“Lori has been told by the legal team that the United States Attorney’s Office will use her daughters as star witnesses in hopes of securing a conviction,” a source said, adding that Bella and Olivia “had their world turned upside down when their parents were indicted.”

The source went on to say that Loughlin “asked if there was anything that could be done to prevent the girls from testifying. She was told there wasn’t unless there was a change from not guilty to guilty. Accepting a plea bargain would be the only solution.”

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Bella And Olivia Have Accepted Their Fate

The insider explained that Bella and Olivia have already accepted that they will likely have to testify.

“The girls seem to grasp the severity of the situation and are taking it very seriously,” the source said. “Prosecutors plan on asking Bella about the photo she took on a rowing machine prior to being admitted. Bella did so at the direction of her parents.”

The source also said that Olivia is considering invoking the fifth amendment. She would refuse to testify, but this may be a bad idea. In the end, Bella and Olivia want to stay out of this as much as possible.

“They don’t want to be in the crosshairs of this mess more than they already are,” the source added.

Proposals For Trials

Prosecutors plan to have Loughlin and Giannulli be among the first group of parents brought to trial. Prosecutors filed a memorandum in a Boston court offering two proposals for the trials. Both proposals involve Loughlin and Giannulli being tried first in October.

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“The government believes that these groupings, which contemplate that spouses who have been charged together are tried together, will facilitate the efficient presentation of evidence based on the specific conduct in which each of the defendants engaged and the nature of the witnesses and evidence against them,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen wrote in the documents. He went on to hint that some parents may still choose to plead guilty in deals with prosecutors before trial.

“The government believes that it is likely that additional defendants will enter into agreements to resolve the charges prior to trial,” Rosen wrote. “For that reason, the government believes it may be possible to try those defendants who wish to exercise their right to a trial in no more than two trials.”

This entire situation has turned into a huge mess for Loughlin. The only way out for her is to plead guilty and take responsibility for her actions. If Loughlin can’t do that for herself, she should at least do it for her two daughters. Then wouldn’t have to go through the agony of testing against their mother in court.

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