Teresa Giudice is confident Lori Loughlin will 'make it through' as she prepares for college admissions court hearing: 'Women are strong'

She served time for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. 

Now Teresa Giudice has words of wisdom for another controversial celebrity facing a potential future behind bars.  

The reality star, 47, had advice for Lori Loughlin, who is preparing for trial for her alleged role in the college admissions scandal, she told Entertainment Tonight.   

'She'll make it through': Teresa Giudice offered up advice to Lori Loughlin, who is preparing to head to court for her alleged role in the college admission scandal

'She'll make it through': Teresa Giudice offered up advice to Lori Loughlin, who is preparing to head to court for her alleged role in the college admission scandal

'I'm sure she'll make it through,' Teresa told the site. 'I feel women are strong. We have babies, we do it all. I'm sure whatever outcome it is, I'm sure she'll be fine with it.'   

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to accusations they paid admissions fixer Rick Singer $500,000 to arrange for the University of Southern California to recruit their daughters Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia, 20, onto the school's rowing team, despite that they had no background in the sport. 

The actress and her husband are facing charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The couple could be facing up to 60 years in prison, if convicted of all three counts. 

Legal battle: Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to accusations they paid admissions fixer Rick Singer $500,000 to arrange for the University of Southern California to recruit their daughters Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia, 20, onto the school's rowing team, despite that they had no background in the sport

Legal battle: Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to accusations they paid admissions fixer Rick Singer $500,000 to arrange for the University of Southern California to recruit their daughters Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia, 20, onto the school's rowing team, despite that they had no background in the sport

It had been reported Lori had considered entering a guilty plea after she was hit with the new bribery charge, but was talked out of the idea by her husband. 

'Her friends and family were encouraging her to pursue a plea deal,' an insider told Us Weekly

'[But] she turned the corner and backed out of considering a guilty plea due to her husband's insistence... She's only listening to Mossimo.'

Charged: The actress and her husband are facing charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; and conspiracy to commit money laundering (pictured July 2018)

Charged: The actress and her husband are facing charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery; and conspiracy to commit money laundering (pictured July 2018)

Felicity Huffman, 56, has already completed her 11-day sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin, located near San Francisco after pleading guilty.

Having served time behind bars herself, Teresa is no stranger to the legal system. 

Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice have both served time for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, although the couple were allowed to serve their sentences in succession so the children would have a parent at home.

Their legal battle continues, however, as Joe, an Italian national, awaits the final decision in his deportation case from Italy, after his green card was revoked following his prison release in March. 

Earlier this month, Teresa and her four daughters spent four days in Italy to spend time with Joe.   

Well acquainted: Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice have both served time for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, although the couple were allowed to serve their sentences in succession so the children would have a parent at home (pictured 2013 leaving court)

Well acquainted: Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice have both served time for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, although the couple were allowed to serve their sentences in succession so the children would have a parent at home (pictured 2013 leaving court)

 

 

Teresa Giudice: Lori Loughlin will survive admissions scandal

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