WEB EXTRA Loughlin and Huffman Arrive To Court

WEB EXTRA Loughlin and Huffman Arrive To Court

WEB EXTRA Loughlin and Huffman Arrive To Court

Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, was accused of paying $15,000 in cash to have someone correct his daughter's answers on the ACT college entrance exam.

The consultant at the center of the scheme, Rick Singer, pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators. Perry Viscounty, a lawyer for Loughlin and Giannulli, told NPR that his clients will not be making any comments outside the Boston courtroom.

Such agreements are common in the U.S. legal system: when investigators have evidence they believe is enough to get a jury to obtain a conviction, defendants are encouraged to at least partially recognize their guilt to avoid an expensive court case that they could lose, with the promise of a more lenient sentence.

Both actresses made appearances before a federal judge in Boston on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Loughlin and another actress, Felicity Huffman, stood before a judge regarding the nationwide scam that has indicted dozens of people since the reports first came out.

Desperate Housewives star Ms Huffman, 56, did not speak as she left the court.

Loughlin and Huffman could face up to five years.

In addition, Gregory and Amy Colburn of Palo Alto, California, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. When host Hoda Kotb asked about their feelings on the situation, the ladies were quick to remind viewers that 54-year-old Lori has been close with them for many years, and that affects how they see things. Neither they nor their attorneys have publicly addressed the charges against them. Many complained that the playing field has always been uneven, with wealthy students enjoying the advantages of private schools, tutors, test-preparation coaches, admissions consultants and big donations to colleges from their parents.

"Pay for my tuition, Lori!"

Loughlin flew into Boston on a private jet and took the time to sign autographs at the airport, all the while smiling and chatting, putting on a courageous face.

Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is also among those charged.

Stanford, the University of Southern California, Georgetown University and other schools implicated in the scheme have said they are reviewing the admissions of students accused of participating. The source also said that while Isabella has stuck by Loughlin, Olivia Jade claims to not have known of her parents' alleged deals, and has actually claimed she never wants to speak to her mother again.

Huffman is no stranger to the blowout - she's sported perfectly coiffed blonde locks at every public event in the past decade (maybe longer).

Felicity Huffman arrived earlier without her husband William H. Macy.

Prosecutors have been holding plea talks with some 33 parents charged in the scheme.

The actresses and other parents are scheduled make their initial appearances Wednesday in Boston's federal court.

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