Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to charges related to college admissions scam

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to charges related to college admissions scam

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to charges related to college admissions scam

Huffman has said she takes full responsibility and will accept the consequences.

Huffman, of Los Angeles, was among 33 parents charged in March when federal prosecutors disclosed an investigation of an illicit scheme that a college admissions consultant orchestrated to help children of the wealthy get into prominent universities.

A California businessman has pleaded guilty to paying $250,000 in bribes to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit.

Strategies included paying invigilators to fix answers, and allowing impostors to sit the exams.

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The "Desperate Housewives" star was accused of paying $15,000 to increase her oldest daughter's SAT scores.

Huffman, 56, will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in Boston federal court.

According to media reports, the former Desperate Housewives star is one of 14 parents who have thus far agreed to plead guilty in the high-profile case. But Huffman reserved the right to argue that her offense corresponds to a guideline that could yield a more lenient sentence.

Huffman later discussed the scheme in a recorded phone call with Singer, the complaint says. Prosecutors have said they will seek between four and 10 months in prison. Seventeen other parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, submitted not guilty pleas.

During the hearing, prosecutors said they will recommend that Huffman which is one of dozens of parents ensnared in the nationwide admissions cheating scandal serve four months in prison, pay a $20,000 fine and spend a year on supervised release after her prison time.

According to the lengthy indictment ET obtained in March, Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to help get her and husband William H. Macy's eldest daughter, 18-year-old Sofia, into an elite college by cheating on the Saturday.

Rosen said the government wasn't alleging that Huffman's daughter inappropriately got extra time, but rather focused on the arrangements Huffman made for her daughter during that extra time.

Meanwhile, Loughlin, along with her husband Mossimo Giannulli (the founder of Mossimo clothing), allegedly paid $500,000 to have their 2 daughters designated as recruits for the USC crew team, despite the fact that they did not actually participate in crew.

Some parents have chose to fight the charges.