• A source said Lori Loughlin fears serving her sentence because of the coronavirus
  • California inmate deaths due to coronavirus climbed to 18 
  • Loughlin pleaded guilty in May

Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty to charges of fraud a month ago, which means she and husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve jail time. However, the “Full House” star has another concern for when she goes behind bars: contracting the coronavirus.

A source told Us Weekly that Loughlin is fearing for her life now that the coronavirus has been wreaking havoc in prisons in California.

She is “scared to death of catching COVID-19, as the virus is ravaging the federal prisons in California,” the insider said.

Fox reported that the number of inmate deaths due to the coronavirus in California has ballooned to 18 as of Thursday (June 18). The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation allowed the release of 3,500 prisoners who have at most six months left in their sentence to further stem the spread of the contagious virus.

As per the grapevine, the 55-year-old regretted what she and her husband did in the past to secure their daughters’ spots at the University of Southern California. However, it will be up to a judge to rule how long her sentence would be.

“She’s met with the official who’s preparing her sentencing report, which the judge will use for guidance as to how long she’ll serve,” the source said.

In May, prosecutors announced that Loughlin and Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty for their role in the college admissions scandal. The high-profile couple were accused of paying a $500,000-bribe to ringleader Rick Singer for their children to be admitted to the university as rowing recruits, even though the kids didn’t really participate in the sport.

According to the agreement obtained by The New York Times, Loughlin will stay behind bars for two months, while her husband will be in prison for five months. She will also pay $150,000 as a fine and him, $250,000.

Another insider previously told Us Weekly said that the couple would not want to be behind bars at the same time because of their daughters.

“Lori and Moss don’t want to serve their prison sentences at the same time . Among the reasons, even though their daughters are adults, Lori wants one parent to be free to provide emotional support to the girls. Lori’s concern all along has been Isabella and Olivia Jade,” the source claimed.

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Actress Lori Loughlin, pictured here at a 2014 private luncheon in celebration of Hollywood Costume, recently confirmed her involvement in the upcoming "Fuller House" reunion special and spinoff. Reuters