- Wednesday will be the preliminary hearing for the two actresses, who “will face charges against them for the first time” and “will mark a key moment” for the two stars, according to the Los Angeles Times.
- “The clock is now ticking and if actors don't make a deal, as sure as the sun rises they will be indicted by a federal grand jury," said Manny Medrano, a former federal prosecutor.
Context: Huffman and Loughlin were among dozens of parents who were accused of paying for their children to cheat on college entrance exams and allegedly falsify athletic records to allow them to attend elite schools, like the University of Southern California, Stanford University and Georgetown, among others, according to court records.5 comments on this story
- Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulliare accused of paying $500,000 so that their children, Isabella and Olivia Jade Giannulli, would be selected as crew recruits for USC, even though they never competed in crew before.
- Huffman and Loughlin haven’t released any public comments. As I reported for the Deseret News on Monday, a TMZ video caught Loughlin saying she can’t give any comment on the legal issues. CNN also reported on the video.
Bigger picture: Some of the parents accused in the allegations “have already come out swinging, poking holes in the government’s case and strongly denying they did anything illegal,” according to the Los Angeles Times.