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Felicity Huffman pleads guilty, faces prison time in college admissions scam

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Hannah Rogers | 14 May, 2019, 10:26

On Monday, she appeared at a court in Boston, where she formally entered her plea for a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Huffman's daughter received an SAT score of 1420 out of a possible 1600 - about 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT exam a year earlier.

Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to a felony nearly exactly a month after Lori Loughlin pled not guilty for her involvement in the same scandal: Operation Varsity Blues, which has been dominating the news for months. He admitted to paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit.

Felicity Huffman looked stone-faced as she arrived at federal court in Boston to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal.

It's speculated that Huffman may face four to 10 months behind bars depending on the terms of her plea agreement.

Sloane's sentencing is scheduled or September 10.

The maximum penalty for mail fraud is 20 years of prison, FindLaw reported.

The wealthy parents charged allegedly paid bribes, had exams altered, and even had their children edited into stock photos to fake sporting talents in order to fraudulently secure spots at elite U.S. universities. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty".

Seventeen other parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, submitted not guilty pleas.

In a statement released in April, Huffman said she had "deep regret and shame" over her actions, and she plans to accept responsibility for her crime.

"I am in full acceptance of my guilt".

Eric Rosen, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of MA said that prosecutors are also looking for one-year of supervised release and around $20,000 in fines.

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

Rosen noted that she discussed the scheme with Singer, including troubles getting her daughter's testing location and proctor changed after she was granted extra time on the exam.

The following day, when a counselor at her daughter's school told Huffman she would have to take the test at her own school, the actress emailed Singer again: "Ruh Ro!" In October 2017, Huffman learned her daughter got the extra-time designation.

"I just didn't want to create the impression that neuropsychologists have any part in this", a tearful Huffman said before stopping to collect herself.

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