Loughlin arrived at the courthouse shortly before the 2:30 p.m. hearing with her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer who was also charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.
Huffman arrived holding hands with her brother, Moore Huffman Jr.
Huffman’s husband, actor William Macy, was absent after appearing with Huffman at her initial court appearance in March. Macy was not charged in the scheme.
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All three were seated in the front row inside the courtroom, according to NBC Boston reporter Caroline Connolly.
Loughlin, Huffman, and Giannulli have not commented on the case publicly since the indictments against 50 people, including 33 parents, was unveiled on March 12 by federal authorities.
William “Rick” Singer, head of the nonprofit The Key Worldwide, pleaded guilty to a slew of charges the next day. Prosecutors said he orchestrated the scheme, funneling money that was described as donations to associates that helped students cheat their way into elite colleges such as the University of Southern California (USC) and Georgetown University.
Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying Singer $500,000 to get their two daughters designated as crew recruits by a USC administrator that prosecutors said was working with Singer. Both daughters gained admittance to the university.
Huffman was accused of paying Singer $15,000 to have an associate of his boost her daughter’s SAT exam score.
Prosecutors said that some of the children of the parents accused in the scheme were aware of what was happening while others were not. No children have been charged as of yet.
Other parents scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday included Gordon Caplan, a former co-chairman of the international New York-based law firm Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, and John Wilson, an investor who allegedly paid Singer $220,000 to get his son into USC and another $1 million to try to secure spots for his daughters at Stanford University and Harvard University, respectively.