'Full House' star, husband facing new charge in college admission scam

Lori Loughlin and 14 other parents are accused of conspiracy to commit money laundering in addition to the mail fraud conspiracy charge unveiled weeks ago.
2:47 | 04/09/19

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growing tonight for that famous mom. Lori Loughlin, her husband and 14 other parents were hit with a second charge today and potentially more prison time if convicted. It comes just 24 hours after former "Desperate housewives" star felicity Huffman delivered that sobering public apology. Apologizing to her daughter, her family and the young students whose spots in college were taken. So tonight, with this new charge, how much prison time could we be talking about if convicted? ABC's linsey Davis leading us off. Reporter: High stakes tonight for actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, who are now facing a new criminal charge along with 14 other parents swept up in that college admissions scandal. All accused of conspiracy to commit money laundering, on top of that mail fraud charge unveiled weeks ago. Last week, the actress was all smiles, even signing autographs, arriving in Boston for that court appearance. But tonight, she and her husband if convicted could face up to 20 years in prison for each count. With these additional charges, I think now she faces the possibility of three years, maybe more if convicted on all the charges. You've worked very hard for your success, you should be proud of yourself. Reporter: The former "Full house" star and her fashion designer husband are accused of shelling out a half a million dollars in bribes to help get their daughts into usc, posing them as fake recruits for the crew team. This is Olivia jade. Reporter: Loughlin's 19-year-old daughter -- a social media influencer -- suggesting in this YouTube interview college was her parents idea. My parents made me go to college because both of them didn't go to college. Reporter: It comes just a day after actress felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents agreed to plead guilty to that original mail fraud conspiracy charge. The actress apologizing, saying, "I am in full acceptance of my guilt and with deep regret and shame over what I have done", adding, "This transgression I will carry for the rest of my life." Felicity Huffman is acting like someone who's just pleaded guilty. Prosecutors would say she should be facing four to ten months, and they're going to recommend on the low end of th. So, let's get back to linsey Davis, with us again tonight. There were many parents and coaches who were swept up in this, but these two actresses, a big difference, a key factor in any sentencing will be the dollar amount of the fraud, what they spent here. Reporter: Exactly. The amount of the fraud can help determine what the essential tense will be. So, when you're talking about Huffman, she's accused of $15,000, log Lynn, on the other end, accused of $500,000. Loughlin is accused of doing this twice, as well. Very different cases. Linsey Davis leading us off again tonight on this, thank you.

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