Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Face College Cheating Case in Boston

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"My other one did".

The actresses were among a dozen people who appeared Wednesday in federal court over a scheme in which families with money and clout are accused of paying bribes for their children to attend some of the country's most prestigious institutions.

They were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

According to Deadline, the duo showed up at the federal courthouse yesterday.

The "Desperate Housewives" star held hands with her brother, Moore Huffman Jr., as she strolled into the courtroom with a grim face.

In court, they acknowledged their rights, charges and maximum possible penalties. Huffman's husband William H. Macy has not, as yet, been charged in "Operation Varsity Blues'".

Federal law enforcement sources told TMZ that any plea deal would come with a recommendation by prosecutors for jail time.

While neither Loughlin nor Huffman has commented on the case, others have defended themselves against the charges, arguing that their actions were not illegal, the Los Angeles Times reported. NBC Boston reporter Caroline Connolly said that Giannulli also surrendered his passport.

So far, 50 people have been charged in the scam, and more indictments are reportedly expected.

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The case set off a furor over the feverish competition to get into college and the lengths to which status-seeking parents will go.

On Wednesday, packaged food entrepreneur Peter Sartorio became the first to reveal he plans to plead guilty.

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.

"It's too personal to us", she told Kotb.

"Huffman is accused of paying a $15,000 "donation" to admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer" to correct her daughter's SAT exam paper. He added, "That a parent's zeal for her children's future may have overcome her better judgment for a moment is not only unfortunate, it is, I know we parents would agree, a universal phenomenon".

Paperny said he is helping the parents with questions about prison such as, "What's it like?"

"I feel very bad for them, but I don't understand how you do that". Giannulli allegedly wrote in an email to Singer included in the complaint.

The Hollywood stars were summoned to Boston for a mass arraignment of wealthy parents who are charged with cheating to help get their kids into elite colleges.

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