Felicity Huffman To Plead Guilty To College Admission Bribery Scam
Written by KFAT on April 11, 2019
Fourth Estate Staff
Boston, MA, United States (4E) – Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents are going to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal which involved wealthy families and coaches and staff of some of the most prominent universities in the United States.
According to court documents obtained by Time, Huffman will plead guilty to one charge of conspiracy and fraud. If convicted, Huffman may face prison time of up to 2 years. However, the plea agreement indicates that prosecutors are only recommending a prison sentence of four to 10 months.
“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 these actions,” Huffman said in a statement, as quoted by CNN.
Last month, Huffman together with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other parents were charged for their participation in the cheating and bribery scandal, which involved cheating on standardized tests and bribing coaches into making fake athlete profiles to secure students’ admission in schools such as Yale and University of California.
The ‘Sex and the City’ actress was accused of paying a university consultant $15,000 in the guise of a charitable donation in order to manipulate her daughter’s SAT score. Authorities also said she was planning to do the same for her younger daughter but decided against it.
All defendants, including Huffman, are expected to appear in the Boston court to formally enter their please, but no court dates have been set so far.
Meanwhile, Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have not yet entered their pleas and a source close to the couple told PEOPLE that they have declined any plea deal that would result in them being imprisoned.
New charges were filed against the couple for money laundering and could face up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
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