Published: Mon, May 13, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Felicity Huffman Cries As She Officially Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

Felicity Huffman Cries As She Officially Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

The 56-year-old Desperate Housewives star didn't speak as she walked into a federal courthouse in Boston on Monday with her brother Moore Huffman Jr.

Huffman's sentencing is scheduled for September 13.

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in the U.S. college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities.

She also considered going through with the plan for her younger daughter before ultimately deciding not to, authorities say. This was 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT scores.

Loughlin and Giannulli were among the parents who did not plead guilty initially, and now face an indictment for money laundering in addition to the original fraud charge.

The former "Desperate Housewives" actress and Sloane were among 50 parents charged in March with paying thousands to Singer to get their children admitted to elite American universities, either through doctored exam results or falsified sports profiles.

She is married to William H. Macy, 69, star of the television show "Shameless" and numerous Hollywood films including Fargo.

"Everything else (the prosecutor) said I did, I did", she said.

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Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court May 13, 2019, in Boston.

"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 those actions", Huffman said in a statement last month. It is possible that Huffman will get electronic monitoring and not actual prison time.

Huffman reportedly arranged for her daughter to take the SAT in a location controlled by an administrator who had been bribed by Rick Singer, the man who ran the fake charity and recently confessed to helping wealthy parents get their kids in to prestigious universities.

Prosecutors say they will seek between four and 10 months in prison.

Experts differ on the long-term impact the scandal will have on Huffman's career.

Officials say Sloane even bought athletic gear online and worked with a graphic designer to create a bogus photo of his son playing the sport for the teen's application. Judge Talwani confirmed to Huffman after asking repeatedly that she was sure she wanted to plead guilty, that she has lost a number of rights: gun ownership, voting in many states, and holding office.

Singer has pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy. A limited Netflix series featuring Huffman on the Central Park Five case is expected to debut this month.

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