Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli looked relieved when they arrived in LA on Tuesday after their stone appearance at the Boston court, where a judge questioned them about their alcohol and drug use.
The Full House star, 55, and her fashion designer, 56, laughed after they landed in a private jet at Van Nuys on Tuesday night.
The couple looked relieved compared to their strict expressions in their courtroom from inside the Boston hearing, where they spent 45 minutes smoothing out details about their lawyers.
The celebrity duo set up a united front in the enormous bribery of the university. They held hands as they entered the Boston Federal Court through the back entrance and held their heads down to try and avoid cameras.
During the hearing, the couple were peppered with questions about whether to keep shared lawyers, even though this might be to their disadvantage, and stick to law firm Latham & Watkins.
Judge Magistrate Page Kelly interviewed the couple on prescription or illegal drug or alcohol use. Kelly also asked if the couple had psychological problems that could harm their ability to understand the risks of dual legal representation.
Both Loughlin and Giannulli said they had no such problems.
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli smiled when they landed on Tuesday night via a private jet from Boston at Nuys airport
That is a relief! The couple landed in LA with the same clothes that they wore in court
The Full House actress, 55, seemed to be in a good mood after the 45-minute hearing in Boston where she and her husband were allowed to keep their shared legal team
The couple appeared to be serious and rocked Tuesday in their Boston hearing where a judge allowed them to maintain dual legal representation and allowed them to continue using Latham & Watkins law firm, although the company represented USC in an unrelated previous case
She also warned the couple about the dangers of lawyer sharing and the potential conflicts of interest it might bring, and said that the only way to get the best legal advice is if the lawyer is loyal to you and you only & # 39;
The couple then waived the right to have separate lawyers, meaning that they continue to hold their shared legal team under the leadership of William Trach.
Continuing the hearing on conflicts of interest, the couple were allowed to continue using law firm Latham & Watkins, even though the company recently represented the University of Southern California in an unrelated case.
The company represented USC, the same school as the famous couple's daughters, in a property dispute that had nothing to do with the college admission scandal, but no longer represents the school.
The judge decided that there was no conflict of interest in this case.
Together: The couple set up a united front as they walked hand in hand into the Boston court for the Tuesday hearing
Loughlin looked modest in a black knee-length dress, gray cardigan and flats. In the meantime, her husband Giannulli was wearing a professional dark suit and a blue striped tie
A judge ruled that the couple could keep their lawyers from Latham & Watkins firm, although the firm previously represented USC in an unrelated case
Stay together: the famous couple left the courthouse the same way they entered, hand in hand with stony looks
The couple were allowed to continue using Latham & Watkins law firm during the hearing, although the company recently represented the University of Southern California in an unrelated case
The company was determined that the USC connection would not affect their representation of Loughlin and Giannulli and the company created an ethical & # 39; wall & # 39; In between cases, the lawyers who worked with the famous couple's case could not discuss it with those working at USC.
Loughlin and Giannulli each receive more than 20 years in prison for being convicted of conspiracy to commit mail and electronic fraud, fair service fraud and money laundering. They did not plead guilty to the charges in April.
They are accused of paying $ 500,000 in bribes to bring their two daughters, Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, to USC as crew members, although they are not on the team.
But the couple's lawyer claims that the celebrity couple thought they were the Key Worldwide Foundation & legitimate donations & # 39; non-profit-making, no bribes.
Attorney William Trach previewed their defense argument during the procedural hearing, in an effort to counter allegations that Loughlin and Giannulli knowingly paid Operation Varsity Blues to pay William & # 39; Rick & # 39; Singer to buy $ 500,000 to bribe into USC withdrawals.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $ 500,000 in bribes to bring their daughters Olivia Jade, 19 (far right) and Isabella Rose, 20 (second right) to the University of Southern California by pretending to be crew members, even though they don't row for the team
Felicity Huffman was seen walking with a friend in Los Angeles on Tuesday after pleading guilty in the university's controversial admission scandal
"There is no evidence in this case," Trach said according to the allegations USA today.
He says that Loughlin and Giannulli have written checks to USC and The Key Worldwide Foundation, who have subsequently given & # 39; legitimate donations to schools across the country & # 39 ;.
& # 39; My customers have a united front on that, & # 39; said Trach.
The massive university admission schedule, orchestrated by William & # 39; Rick & # 39; Singer, a California consultant, was released in March when 51 people, including Loughlin, her husband and actress Felicity Huffman, were charged with bribery and fraud for cheating their children at top universities.
Twenty-eight defendants, including Loughlin and Giannulli, have not pleaded guilty, while 23 have pleaded guilty in deals with prosecutors.
Huffman, who pleaded guilty for the scandal, heard her conviction scheduled for September 13.
Loughlin and Giannulli return to court on 3 October.
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