Lori Loughlin Refuses to Plead Guilty in First Response to College Admissions Scandal

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WATCH: Will the college admissions scandal take down Lori Loughlin’s career?

As I mentioned a few days ago, Lori Loughlin isn’t just a criminal, she’s a dumb one.

The “Full House” star turned down a plea deal because she thought the district attorney was “bluffing.”

She either has terrible lawyers, or is a terrible listener who thinks she knows better than her lawyers. Not only has she refused a plea deal because she thought the DA was “bluffing” …she has a DA who realizes she wasn’t taking any of this seriously on her hands.

According to Daily Wire:

“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin turned down a plea deal because she believed that the district attorney was only “bluffing” when he threatened to throw the book at her over the college admissions bribery scandal, but now she’s “freaking out” over the prospect of prison time, E! News reports.

Maybe she only just now realized laws do, in fact, apply to her.

Unlike “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, who was also caught up in the bribery scandal, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli (founder of Mossimo clothing company) refused to take a plea deal over mail fraud charges connected to the bribery scheme. On Monday, Huffman pleaded guilty and issued a lengthy apology. Over a dozen other defendants ensnared in “Operation Varsity Blues” have likewise pleaded guilty, but Loughlin and Giannulli turned down the offer. Now, according to E! News’ sources, Loughlin is in “anguish,” realizing that she had failed to fully accept the seriousness of the situation.

In fact, she treated her court appearance like a red carpet, smiling from ear to ear and signing autographs for fans. Yeah… something tells me she lives on a whole different planet.

Apparently, she wasn’t freaking out ENOUGH… because Lori and her fashion designer husband pleaded not guilty today… and now they’re facing up to 40 years in prison.

According to Fox News: 

Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty on Monday in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam, Fox News has learned.

In court documents obtained by Fox News, Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, said they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and pleaded not guilty.

The “Fuller House” actress also requested to waive her appearance for an arraignment in the college admissions scandal, the Department of Justice told us.

According to the DOJ, a judge has granted Loughlin and Giannulli’s waiver of appearance requests. They did not appear in court on Monday.

They now face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

They rejected the same plea agreement that that “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, took.

While Felicity took full responsibility for her actions and has apologized profusely, Loughlin and her husband still seem to think they’re above the law.

I hope they throw the book at them.