Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, could be sentenced to a minimum of two years in jail if they sign an agreement in the college fraud scandal, according to a report released Tuesday.
The couple is one of many parents to whom advocacy offers have been proposed, sources told TMZ.
Prosecutors have issued the same ultimatum to suspected crooked parents: accepting a deal or possibly facing additional charges, such as money laundering, from a federal grand jury.
The advocacy penalties are determined in part by the amount of bribes paid and the acceptance of liability – and prosecutors would only accept pleas that call for a prison sentence.
Loughlin, the former star of "Full House" and Giannulli are accused of paying $ 500,000 bribes to their recruits, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, decidedly unattractive girls, as recruits.
The amount of bribes they would have paid brings the couple's minimum sentence to two to two and a half years in prison.
The star of "Desperate Housewives", Felicity Huffman, accused of paying at least $ 15,000 to a concealer to falsify her daughter's SAT test responses, announced Monday that she would plead guilty and convict her. Is excused for his role in the ploy.
Huffman could serve as little as four months in prison, said TMZ.