Things were already looking pretty bad for Lori Loughlin in the wake of the college admissions bribery scandal.
After having allegedly shelled out $500,000 in bribes to get her daughters into USC, Loughlin was offered some pretty unattractive plea deals from prosecutors, all of which involved jail time.
Now, believe it or not, it looks as though things have gotten a whole lot worse for the former Full House star still referred to as Aunt Becky.
Last week, Loughlin appeared in a Boston courtroom, and though she was facing prison time after being ensnared in the FBI investigation known as Operation Varsity Blues, witnesses say she appeared to be in good spirits as she posed for photos and signed autographs for fans.
Today, Loughlin is probably not in such a great mood, as she and husband Mossimo Giannulli have been indicted on an additional charge that could bring them some serious jail time.
Loughlin and Giannulli are among 16 parents facing a new charge for money laundering.
The additional indictment was announced Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
"The charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater," reads a press release from the office.
"The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering.
"Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors."
Well, we may not have graduated from a fancy institute of higher learning like USC, but our math indicates that 20 years plus 20 years equals one hell of a lengthy prison sentence.
And of course, the great irony in all of this is that Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, had no interest in going to college and merely wanted to continue building her career as a Kylie-esque makeup mogul and Instagram influencer.
There's a lesson to be learned in all of this about the weight of parental expectations and the importance of letting your kids be themselves.
But the bigger lesson is, don't bribe college admissions boards to let your kids in because apparently, the federal government takes that sh-t very seriously.