Here’s why Lori Loughlin is facing up to 40 years in prison in the college-admissions scandal while Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to 14 days

elicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among the 51 people charged in the college admissions scandal, in which parents are accused of paying up to $6 million to guarantee their children spots at elite universities. 

But months after their March indictments, they’re looking at very different futures.

Huffman became the first parent to be sentenced in the scheme on Friday. She was sentenced to 14 days in prison. Along with 14 days in prison, Huffman was fined $30,000, ordered to do 250 hours of community service and will be on supervised release for a year.

Loughlin, meanwhile, is facing up to a 40-year sentence.

The difference comes down to their plea decisions: Huffman pleaded guilty, while Loughlin pleaded not guilty.

The actresses are also accused of investing vastly different amounts of money in the scheme: $15,000 for Huffman and $500,000 for Loughlin.