Published: Wed, April 10, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Case

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Case

Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

The scheme, which netted more than $25 million, involved wealthy parents paying bribes to coaches to get their children admitted for athletics they did not participate in or to proctors to change their children's answers on SAT and ACT standardized tests. This second indictment charges the defendants with "conspiring to launder the bribes and other payments" through mastermind William "Rick" Singer's fake charity "as well as by transferring money into the United States, from outside the United States, for the goal of promoting the fraud scheme".

Felicity Huffman has taken "full responsibility" for her part in the college admissions scandal, but we're still waiting to hear from Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli.

The hits keep coming for Northern Westchester native Felicity Huffman, who had her Netflix film postponed amid her role in the nation's largest-ever college admissions scam involving her children. She faces up to 20 years in prison, according to CNN.

Huffman said in a statement her daughter was unaware of the deception.

Shortly after news broke about her plea, the actress issued a statement apologizing to the "students who work hard every day to get into college".

Unlike actress Felicity Huffman, who was also among 33 parents charged in the case, Loughlin has so far chosen not to plead guilty - a move that, in addition to avoiding trial, usually results in a reduced sentence.

The couple was accused of paying an admissions consultant to get their two daughters into two California schools for sports they didn't play. That couple has not commented publicly on the case.

Huffman will plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy and fraud, according to court documents.

Huffman says her daughter knew nothing about the plot and that she "betrayed" her daughter. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty", she added.

Mr. Macy has not been charged.

Huffman, the Emmy victor who stared in the TV series Desperate Housewives, was accused of paying $US15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to have a proctor correct the answers on her daughter's Saturday.

Authorities say the scheme was overseen by Singer, who has pleaded guilty to facilitating the cheating scam and bribing coaches to present the parents' children as fake athletic recruits.

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