Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scam


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On Monday, Huffman entered a guilty plea of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in a Boston federal court house. Prosecutors said Huffman agreed to pay $15,000 - disguised as a tax-deductible charitable contribution - to a foundation operated by admissions consultant William Singer, who in turn arranged for a proctor to correct her daughter's SAT exam.

Prosecutors have recommended a four-month prison term and a $20,000 fine.

Huffman's sentencing is scheduled for September 13.

Felicity Huffman, center, departs federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. She reportedly considered the same for her younger daughter but decided against it.

She is among 14 parents who have said they would plead guilty in the scam.

Sports coaches at universities were also bribed to get youngsters with little talent accepted as recruits for teams.

Actress Lori Loughlin is accused of hiring Singer as well, though the charges against her are more serious.

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Prosecutor Eric Rosen said Singer originally wanted $25,000 to have Sophia's exam answers corrected, but Huffman thought he charged her $10,000.

"Everything else (the prosecutor) said I did, I did", she said. A federal judge will have the final say.

Huffman was among the stars of the popular series Desperate Housewives, which won her an Emmy Award in 2005.

Huffman's statement concluded, "My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her".

Sloane, who founded a drinking and wastewater systems company, bought water polo gear online and worked with a graphic designer to create a bogus photo of his son playing the sport for the teen's application, officials say.

She was arrested in March along with dozens of other prominent parents, athletic coaches and others implicated in the scandal.

"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", she said in a statement.

Some parents have made a decision to fight the charges.