Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman appeared in Boston federal court Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal.
Magistrate Judge Page Kelley told the parents that they were allowed to speak to their children about the case but warned them not to obstruct justice, according to a report published by Page Six.
“I am not inclined to not allow family members to discuss the case. I don’t think that’s realistic, and I don’t think it’s good for parents to not be able to talk to their children in the case,” Kelley told the parents in the courtroom. (RELATED: Lori Loughlin Reportedly Signs Autographs Before College Admissions Scam Hearing)
Kelley continued, “I would advise everyone to talk to their lawyer about obstruction of justice.”
Prosecutor Eric Rosen confirmed that some kids involved in the scam did have knowledge about the actions of their parents and are considered witnesses in the case.
Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to have their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as rowing recruits. Meanwhile, officials claim Huffman paid $15,000 to have someone take her daughter’s SAT.