The First Hearing
Written by Intern Aaron on April 4, 2019
News from the first hearing on the case featuring Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are emerging!
Source: Aol.com via Gibson Johns
In a crowded Boston Courtroom, both actresses had their first hearing with 33 other parents for their alleged involvement in the college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman had arrived over three hours early without her husband, William H. Macy. Loughlin and her husband, however, had arrived just after 1:30 p.m. Just outside of the courtroom, you could find fans of the former Full House star sporting masks of her persona Aunt Becky.
Loughlin and Giannuli he first in front of Judge M. Page Kelley. The couple waived their right for a preliminary hearing, surrendered their passports and agreed not to possess firearms during the reported 6-minute hearing. Loughlin was surprisingly upbeat in her demeanor as she shook hands with her prosecutor saying, “It’s nice to meet you.” Laurel J. Sweet, a Boston Herald reporter, called the interaction a “somewhat awkward display”. When Sweet had asked Loughlin for a comment, she said “have a nice day”. Huffman, however, appeared to be the more uncomfortable of the two actresses.
Kelley had made the decision to allow the parents to discuss the case with their children, saying “I just don’t think it’s realistic, and I don’t think it’s good for parents to not be able to talk to their children.”
None of the three (Loughlin, Huffman, and Giannuli) entered plea deals. They were all arrested back in March, and are all facing charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest mail services fraud.