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Lori Loughlin's Daughters Could Face Charges in Admissions Scandal: Prosecutor

Actress Lori Loughlin and her daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella
Actress Lori Loughlin and her daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella. (zz/GOTPAP/STAR MAX/IPx/AP)

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Lori Loughlin's daughters could face criminal charges related to the college admissions scam, a former federal prosecutor has revealed. Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are facing increased pressure from prosecutors for not accepting a plea deal.

"The government has made it clear that they are going to keep increasing pressure on both Lori and Mossimo," said former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani in an interview with People. "By not pleading, Lori and Mossimo are exposing their children to being charged."

At best, Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella, 21, could be witnesses in a trial against their parents, Rahmani said. At worst, they could be charged with crimes.

An unnamed source close to Loughlin disputed Rahmani's claims.

"If Lori had any indication that the girls were at risk, she'd want to plead guilty — even though she believes that she did nothing wrong," the source told People. "She is not going to let them spend time in jail for something that they didn't do. Lori is a fantastic mother who would take the fall for the girls even if it cost her everything."

Loughlin and her husband were among dozens charged in March in connection with the multi-million dollar scandal. Last week, news broke that the couple, along with nine other parents accused in the scam, are facing new charges alleging that they conspired to commit federal program bribery by paying off University of Southern California employees to expedite their children's admission.

It has also emerged that Loughlin's daughters are no longer enrolled in USC. The school confirmed the news to CNN but said it was "unable to provide additional information because of student privacy laws."

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