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The Latest: Huffman, Loughlin shows at court in college scam

April 3, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances for prominent parents, including Hollywood actresses, charged in the sweeping college admissions scam (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin) has arrived at a federal courthouse to face charges in the college admissions cheating scam.

Loughlin arrived at the Boston federal courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

Her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is also charged in the scheme and arrived at the courthouse before her.

They are accused of paying $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither participated in the sport.

They were among 33 parents, including fellow actress Felicity Huffman, charged in what authorities have called the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted. Other parents are also expected to appear in court Wednesday.

Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli have not publicly addressed the allegations against them.

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11:50 a.m.

Actress Felicity Huffman has arrived at a federal courthouse to face allegations she paid a college admissions consultant $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score.

The “Desperate Housewives” star walked into Boston’s federal court late Wednesday morning, hours before she was set to appear before a judge.

Huffman is among 33 parents charged in what authorities have called the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.

Other parents expected to appear in court Wednesday include fellow actress Lori Loughlin and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither participated in the sport.

Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli have not publicly addressed the allegations against them.

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1 a.m.

Actresses Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin) and Felicity Huffman are expected in court to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam.

The actresses and other parents are scheduled make their initial appearances Wednesday in Boston’s federal court. Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli is also expected to appear.

They were arrested along with dozens of others last month in the investigation authorities are calling Operation Varsity Blues .

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither participated in the sport.

Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation to cheat on her daughter’s college entrance exam.

Neither Huffman nor Loughlin and Giannulli have publicly commented on the allegations.