Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in Admissions Fraud Case
Actress Felicity Huffman appeared in court in Boston on Monday to plead guilty to charges stemming from a massive fraud case involving college admissions and wealthy parents around the country. According to CNN, “prosecutors recommended a sentence of four months prison time along with “$20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release for the charge, which is a felony.” Huffman, the former star of Desperate Housewives, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
In a statement last month, Huffman said “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.”
Those actions allegedly involved paying $15,000 to a fake charity as part of a scam to help her daughter cheat on the SATs by getting her extra time on the exam, and to take it at a site controlled by another member of the cheating ring. Huffman is one of 13 parents who pled guilty so far; another famous actress snagged in the case, Full House star Lori Loughlin, is one of 17 parents who pled not guilty. (Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, was not charged.) Huffman will be sentenced at a later date.
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