Full House actress Lori Loughlin, 54, isn’t too happy with finance executive Morrie Tobin for alerting the FBI of the college admissions fraud now known as the “Varsity Blues Scandal,” a source revealed to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Several parents are hurt, disgusted and feeling betrayed by the man who ratted out the Varsity Blues scandal, Morrie Tobin, including Lori Loughlin and [Desperate Housewives actress] Felicity Huffman .”
“Lori Loughlin is very upset and up in arms over what Morrie did,” our source revealed EXCLUSIVELY. “She is placing a lot of this blame on him. She, along with several other parents cannot believe he would do this. They’re livid. A lot of parents who feel just as stunned are rallying around her.”
Lori and Felicity were among other rich parents charged for the Varsity Blues Scandal, allegedly bribing universities up to $6.5 million to get their children into schools like University of Southern California, Yale, and Stanford. The news broke on March 12, bringing those involved in the scheme – and a man allegedly at the helm of it, college prep business founder William Rick Singer – to light.
Massachusetts state criminal defense attorney Edward Molari EXCLUSIVELY told us that it’s possible for Felicity and Lori to face 20 years of jail time due to their involvement in the scandal. “Once someone is involved in a conspiracy, they are liable for the crimes committed by their co-conspirators,” Edward said. “[Lori and Felicity] are alleged to have conspired to commit money laundering, mail, and wire fraud offenses. Each of those offenses carries a maximum of 20 years, and fines of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved.” But, he said 20 years of jail time may not be what the court decides for the two’s future. “Jail is always a possibility in a criminal case, but I would not say it is a foregone conclusion.”
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