Lori Loughlin: Facing 50 YEARS In Prison?!

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Folks, it's not looking good for Aunt Becky.

Back in March, Full House actress Lori Loughlin was arrested for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal.

Loughlin

While some of her alleged co-conspirators cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for lighter sentences, Loughlin pled not guilty and is planning to take her chances in court.

It's looking more and more like that was not a wise decision.

For starters, prosecutors aren't messing around when it comes to jail time for these parents.

This morning, actress Felicity Huffman was released from prison after serving 11 days behind bars.

Lori Loughlin Off to Court

Sure, that's a slap on the wrist, but Huffman was tossed in the clink after accepting a plea deal (and leveraging her wealth and fame in hopes of avoiding any real consequences -- but that's a conversation for another time).

Factor in that Huffman was facing far less serious charges -- having doled out just $15,000 in bribes to Loughlin's alleged half a mill -- and you can see why Lori's legal team might be running scared.

And believe it or not, the 55-year-old's situation got even more dire this week thanks to some new twists that could leave begging prosecutors for another plea offer.

On Tuesday, prosecutors filed a new charge against Loughlin, alleging that she bribed officials who work for a program that receives federal funding.

Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin

It's a seemingly minor legal distinction that could have major implications for Loughlin, who's now facing 50 years in prison.

“Today’s charges are the result of ongoing investigation in the nationwide college admissions case,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling.

“Our goal from the beginning has been to hold the defendants fully accountable for corrupting the college admissions process through cheating, bribery and fraud. The superseding indictments will further that effort.”

On top of that, new evidence against Lori and her husband -- fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli -- could turn their impending legal battle into an open-and-shut case.

Loughlin, Lori

According to TMZ, prosecutors have discovered an email in which Giannulli basically confessed to his accountant.

"Good news my daughter...is in [U]SC... bad is I had to work the system," Giannulli wrote.

Yeah, it's tough to misinterpret that one.

Hopefully, for Loughlin's sake, there are lots of Full House fans in the California penal system.

It's beginning to sound like she'll be there a while -- and she'll need all the help she can get.

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