Transcript for Lori Loughlin concerned after parent sentenced pleads guilty
With Donut Sticks and chocolate dipping sauce from mccaf. We're back with the latest in the varsity blues story. New insights into the state of mind of Lori Loughlin. She's the actress from "Full house" caught up in the scandal. She's fighting the charges, but she's reportedly taken notice of the fact that one parent who pleaded guilty just received the longest sentence thus far in this case. Marci Gonzalez is on the story from our L.A. Bureau. Good morning. Dan, she's extremely worried. Realizing how similar her case is to the recent one you just mention, and her and her husband face more charges than that parent. Reporter: This morning Lori Loughlin reportedly growing increasingly nervous as she prepared for the next step in her legal battle. Lori is struggling a lot. This case is her number win priority. Reporter: The "Full house" star and her husband mossimo giannulli among the 35 parents charged in the so-called varsity blues scandal accused of paying $500,000 for getting their two daughters into usc by posing them as elite athletes. The couple pleaded not guilty. Now "People" magazine reporting they're closely watching other defendants' jail sentences to gauge their own fates. A source tells us Lori is feeling discouraged and concerned. Reporter: That reaction in response to last week's six-month prison sentence for another parent Toby Mcfarland who pled guilty for lying about his children's athletic ability to get them into usc, the toughest sentence yet handed down by the same judge the couple will face. There are a lot of similarities. Lori and mossimo are thinking what does that mean for them. They have additional charges and pled not guilty. If they're convicted, it's likely their punishment will be severe. Reporter: Loughlin apparently closely watched felicity Huffman's case. The actress admitted to paying to change her daughter's S.A.T. Answers and is now keving community service after being released early from her 14-day prison sentence. Huffman's husband told the judge it strained the relationship with her daughter, sources told "People" magazine that was not the source for Loughlin. There were rumors the family was divided, but our sources say the family has never been closer. Reporter: Loughlin and her husband face up to 45 years in prison if convicted. "People" magazine reports they have no regrets about their decision to plead not guilty. Saying that couple stands by their defense that they did nothing wrong. Eva? Marci, people will continue to watch that story. Yep. Coming up on "Gma," the
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