UPDATE: Prosecutors have followed through with their threat. The parents that did not take the plea deal by this morning have now been charged with money laundering. Lori Loughlin and her husband are among those parents. The money laundering charge carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
The parents in the Varsity Blues case are all facing prison time, some more than others. Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents entered a plea deal yesterday which would enable her to serve as little as 4 months. However, for Lori Loughlin and her husband the penalties will be higher. They reportedly paid $500,000 to bribe a crew coach and because of the amount of money involved the minimum prison sentence is 2-2 1/2 years. All of the parents involved have been offered plea deals and each deal has prison time attached. Sources say that defendants have been given a short amount of time to take the plea deals or the case will go to the Federal Grand Jury and charges will be added including money laundering.