Lori Loughlin Has Reportedly Hired a “Prison Expert” Ahead of Sentencing

Anonymous sources say she's learning big house "lingo" and practicing self defense

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Loughlin is reportedly a hardened criminal in training.
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According to the gossip circuit, TV actress turned college admissions scammer Lori Loughlin is finally accepting the entirely real possibility that this all may end in a prison sentence, and she’s preparing accordingly. Radar Online reported Loughlin has hired a “prison expert” who is allegedly schooling the actress in big house etiquette.

“She’s knuckling down, learning the lingo and practicing martial arts to give off the impression she’s tough and to ward off potential bullies,” an anonymous source reportedly told Radar, adding that the actress knows prison time will be a “sink or swim” ordeal and she “doesn’t intend to sit back and take the abuse without a fight.”

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering and federal programs bribery — charges all related to their alleged involvement in the Varsity Blues college admissions scam, in which they have been accused of secretly paying $500,000 to have their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California while posing as rowing recruits. Loughlin’s daughters are no longer students at the university.

If convicted, Loughlin and Giannulli could face a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison, but experts have predicted that any actual prison sentence handed down would be much shorter. In an interview with People back in November, Good Morning America legal analyst Dan Abrams estimated the couple could receive a two- to three-year sentence.

Fellow accused TV-star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty for her own role in the college admissions scandal last year, receiving a 14-day prison sentence in September, of which she ultimately served just 11 days the following month.

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