Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty for her alleged part in the national college admission scam along with 12 other parents.
The 56-year-old actress will plead guilty to the charges of “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud,” for allegedly paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT scores as part of “Operation Varsity Blues,” according to NBC News on Monday. (RELATED: Report: Felicity Huffman Deletes Post About Being A ‘Good Enough’ Mom Following College Admission Scam Arrest)
NBC News: Huffman agrees to plead guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud which has a a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release and fines (doubtful she does that much time).
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) April 8, 2019
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community,” Huffman shared in a statement after news broke about the plea. “I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.” (RELATED: Lori Loughlin And Felicity Huffman Charge In College Bribery Scam Investigation)
In a statement, Felicity Huffman says she’s pleading guilty.
“I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.” pic.twitter.com/T6tx1VUiCE
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The “Desperate Housewives” star is among dozens of other parents that have been accused of paying up to $6.5 million in order to get their kids into elite universities. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)
“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were also arrested and charged in the bribery scheme. The two are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California (USC).
There is no word as of yet if they are among the more than a dozen people who have agreed to plead guilty to the charges in the college admission scheme. (RELATED: Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Bragged About Going To School To Party)