Loughlin and Huffman hire legal powerhouses in college admissions scandal

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'Outraged' Mom Sues Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and Others Accused in College Admissions Scandal

In October, Huffman was recorded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly discussing participating in the same scheme for her younger daughter; however, she did not ultimately pursue it.

Huffman was initially represented by Hollywood's top criminal defence attorney, Blair Berk, but because the case is in Boston, she will be defended by Marty Murphy of Foley Hoag, while Loughlin is represented by Perry Viscounty of Latham & Watkins.

"Bella and Olivia are suffering in their own ways from the fallout of their parents' decisions", a source tells ET more than a week after Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were among the 50 people charged in the scam.

The Academy Award victor went on to expertly connect the ongoing situation with her latest film Ben Is Back, in which she plays mom to actor Lucas Hedges. Just this past week Huffman was arrested without incident and appeared in court on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in connection with the scandal. "These are important life skills", she said.

Court documents allege that the couple paid bribes totaling $500,000 to have their kids designated as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, despite not actually participating in the sport. The longtime couple share 14-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 11-year-old son Henry.

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"I am voting that once she gets accepted, she maybe takes a year off. God doesn't let you be 18 twice..."

I'm sure they'll grow up to be lovely people. And that to me is disgraceful. Ultimately, Roberts concluded, "They have to run their own race". But I think that's the unique part of it, coming from the childhood that I have.

"Desperate Housewives" co-stars (from left to right): Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005. "It's a huge problem".

In a recently unearthed interview from 2004 with Entertainment Weekly, the "Shameless" actor was shameless about doling out favors for his family if they ever ventured into show business.

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