Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal, cries before judge

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal, cries before judge

Huffman arrived at the courthouse holding hands with her brother Moore Huffman Jr.

Crying, Huffman, who is married to the actor William H. Macy, stressed that her daughter did not know about the crime. Whereas the identity of the family that paid $1.2 million was only recently learned, Huffman, who paid the comparatively teeny fee of $15,000 to boost her daughter's SAT scores, has been making headlines for weeks-particularly after seven Federal Bureau of Investigation agents took her into custody in mid-March, prompting her to pay a $250,000 bail. She is among 14 parents who agreed to plead guilty to charges in the case. Wealthy parents paid a total of $25 million to bribe coaches to help their children gain spots at universities like Yale, Georgetown and the University of Southern California (USC).

Huffman and Sloane are among 14 parents who agreed to plead guilty in the biggest admissions scandal ever prosecuted in the US, known as "Operation Varsity Blues".

Huffman later discussed the scheme in a recorded phone call with Singer, prosecutors had said.

In this March 12, 2019, file photo, William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

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The 56-year-old star is supposed to appear before United States District Court Judge Indira Talwani, who will decide on whether she should accept the plea agreement that Huffman bargained back in April of this year.

The Emmy-award winning actress was accused of paying $15,000 to have a proctor correct the answers on daughter's SAT exam. Huffman has said she takes full responsibility and will accept the consequences. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Times notes, prosecutors have said they would recommend capping her sentence at just four months.

"My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her", Felicity continued. "Everything else they say I did, I did". She said yes, and also said she had "requested, for legitimate medical reasons", that Sofia, who sees a neuropsychologist, receive extra time on the test, according to NBC News. Eric Rosen, the lead prosecutor, told the judge Monday that his office was recommending four months as a sentence, which the judge then characterized as a "trade" for her not appealing.

At Monday's hearing, Huffman admitted one count of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. According to TMZ, Loughlin's husband Mossimo Giannulli was arrested and she plans to turn herself in when she returns to L.A.

Singer has pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy.

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