Lori Loughlin Faces New Charges in College Admissions Scandal, and She’s ‘Terrified’

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As Felicity Huffman pays her dues in prison for her part in the college admissions scandal, fellow actress Lori Loughlin continues to await her fate.

[RELATED: College Admissions Scandal Takes a Toll on Lori Loughlin: ‘She is Terrified’]

And that fate is getting scarier by the day.

On Tuesday (Oct. 22,) news spread like wildfire that the former Full House star and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were facing an additional federal charge of bribery for their part in the scandal. This new charge carries a penalty for up to 10 years in federal prison. This will now be in addition to the couple already facing charges such as money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud.

It’s enough to scare anyone.

“They feel like this is David versus Goliath,” a source close to the couple tells People magazine. “How do you go up against the federal government, when the government has decided to make an example out of you? How can you possibly move forward from this?”

The source went on to say that “this stress is about to break them.”

[RELATED: Actress Lori Loughlin ‘Is Remorseful’ About Her Involvement in the College Admissions Scandal]

This all started when it was revealed that Loughlin and Giannulli had allegedly paid $500,000 to an admissions consultant in order to get their daughters into USC. The couple has pled not guilty to the previous charges against them, and are currently awaiting  their trial. It remains to be see if they will enter a plea in regards to the new bribery charge.