Why Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman’s court dates have been pushed back

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman will both separately appear before a judge on April 3, after their respective court dates for their alleged involvements in the national college admissions scandal were pushed back.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts tweeted on Thursday, March 21, that the date for the Desperate Housewives alum, 56, would be moved from March 29 to April 3.

According to the Associated Press, which reported the story one day prior, the date was moved after the Oscar nominee’s Boston-based lawyer requested the delay for an out-of-town conflict.

Loughlin, 54, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who were also originally scheduled to appear in court on March 29, have had their court date changed to to April 3, as well.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin attend LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christie's at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli attend 6th Annual Kidstock Music And Arts Festival Sponsored By Hudson Jeans at Greystone Mansion on June 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - APRIL 21: Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin attend the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening held at the Malibu Lumber Yard on April 21, 2009 in Malibu, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Lori Loughlin (L) and husband Mossimo Giannulli attend the Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening cocktail reception benefiting Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women's Cancer Research Fund held at the Beverly Wishire Hotel on February 20, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo attend Louis Vuitton Gala Celebrating the Takashi Murakami Exhibition at Geffen Contemporary at Moca on October 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by BRIAN LINDENSMITH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
John Stamos and Lori Loughlin during Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli - Inside at Area in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli during Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli - Inside at Area in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin during Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli at Area in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo during Saks Fifth Avenues Unforgettable Evening Benefitting EIFs Womens Cancer Research Fund at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo during 30th Anniversary Party for Hello Kitty Presented by SANRIO and Target - Pink Carpet at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Sanrio, Inc)
Mossimo Giannulli & Lori Loughlin during Mossimo's New Collection Celebration at Moomba in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. P. Aussenard/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin & Mossimo during Marc Anthony Pilots Jaguar's Tribute To Style - March 18, 2001 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
381656 06: Designer Mossimo Giannulli with actress wife Lori Loughlin, left, and actress Valerie Bertinelli attend a party to launch the famed sportswear designer Mossimo Giannulli Collection November 9, 2000 at The Drive-In Studios in New York City. (Photo by George DeSota/Getty Images)
Mossimo Giannulli & Lori Loughlin during 14th Carousel of Hope Ball for Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin & Mossimo during An Evening of Song & Spirit A Benefit For Gaian Yoga For Life at Private House in Bel Air, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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A judge agreed to move the date on Thursday after the duo’s legal team cited scheduling conflicts, the AP reports.

Huffman stands accused of paying $15,000 to give her eldest daughter, Sofia, 18, extra time to take her SAT exams. The actress was arrested at gunpoint on March 12 and released on a $250,000 bail later that day.

“The shame and humiliation are unfathomable,” a source close to the Get Shorty alum told Us Weekly in the magazine’s new issue. “Getting arrested is the last thing she ever imagined.”

An insider also told Us that the incident has caused strife between the Cake star and her husband, William H. Macy, who has not been indicted in the incident despite allegedly participating in a consultation for the scheme. “Felicity and Bill have been arguing,” a source tells Us exclusively. “The biggest concern is Felicity’s criminal case and how this is impacting their daughter.”

The When Calls the Heart alum and the fashion designer, 55, meanwhile, allegedly paid bribes totaling $500,000 for their two daughters, Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, to be portrayed as University of Southern California crew recruits in order to facilitate their entry to the college. “This is Lori’s worst nightmare — not only for her, but for her children and extended family,” a source told Us.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy during ABC's 1998 Summer TCA Press Tour All-Star Party at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
361253 16: William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman at the Independent Spirit Award Nominations in Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1998. (Photo by Russ Einhorn / Liaison Agency)
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy during First Annual Project A.L.S. at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman during 'Bowfinger' Los Angeles Premiere at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
SPORTS NIGHT - 'When Something Wicked This Way Comes' - Airdate: October 12, 1999. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) FELICITY HUFFMAN;WILLIAM H. MACY
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: US actor William H. Macy(L) arrives at the premiere of her new film 'Magnolia' with co-star Felicity Huffman(R) in Los Angeles, CA 08 December 1999. The film is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and also stars Tom Cruise and Julianne Moore. AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
SPORTS NIGHT - 'And the Crowd Goes Wild' - Airdate: February 8, 2000. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) FELICITY HUFFMAN;WILLIAM H. MACY
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2001: William H. Macy and his wife, actress Felicity Huffman, arrive for a benefit screening of the movie 'Jurassic Park III' for the Atlantic Theater Company at the Sony Lincoln Square theater. Macy stars in the film. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy during 2004 Emmy Creative Arts Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Showtime After Party at Morton's in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Shearer/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Actors William Macy and Felicity Huffman backstage at the Heart Truth Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)
VENICE, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Felicity Huffman and William Macy attend the Cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives Step Up to Benefit Homeless Youth Fundraiser presented by StandUp For Kids/LA fundraiser at The G2 Gallery which featured photographer Tom Stone's award winning Portraits of Kids Living on the Streets on February 6, 2010 in Venice, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for InStyle Magazine)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 21: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive at the Hollywood Stars Bowl For Project A.L.S. at Lucky Strikes on April 21, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
<> at Resort at Pelican Hill on May 28, 2010 in Newport Beach, California.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, nominee Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Transamerica' (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 16: Actor William H. Macy and wife actress Felicity Huffman arrive at Fox Searchlight Pictures Premiere Of 'Thank You for Smoking' held at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood on March 16, 2006. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy during The 20th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon - Arrivals at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Eva Longoria (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage for GLAAD)
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy during Esquire House 360 Hosts Annual Cocktail Party for Oxfam - Red Carpet at Esquire House in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman arrive at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Actress Felicity Huffman and actor William H. Macy arrive to unveil 'Got Milk' ad and announce Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine 'Family Of The Year' at Zimmer Museum on May 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 22: Jennifer Grey, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman arrive for the 'Trust Me' - Los Angeles Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 22: (L-R) Felicity Huffman, Clark Gregg, William H. Macy and Sam Rockwell arrive for the 'Trust Me' - Los Angeles Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: (L-R) Actors Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Eva Longoria attend the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Tribute show airing Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Actors William H. Macy (L) and Felicity Huffman attend the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Tribute show airing Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for AFI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actors Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Selena Gomez arrive at the Los Angeles VIP Screening of 'Rudderless' at the Vista Theatre on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actors Felicity Huffman (L) and William H. Macy attend the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actor William H. Macy and wife/actress Felicity Huffman arrive at the premiere of 'Stealing Cars' held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive at the Premiere of A24's 'Room' at Pacific Design Center on October 13, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman attend the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman attend the Showtime Emmy Eve Party at Sunset Tower on September 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
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The trio were among the 50 people indicted for their alleged involvement in the nationwide admissions scam.

The former Full House star was arrested on March 13, one day after Mossimo was taken into custody. Both were released on $1 million bonds.

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