'Desperate Housewives' actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam

Felicity Huffman Expected To Plead Guilty Today In College Admission Scandal

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.

Prosecutors have recommended that Felicity Huffman spend four months in jail as part of a plea agreement in the high-profile college admissions cheating scandal.

Huffman's daughter received an SAT score of 1420 out of a possible 1600 - an improvement of approximately 400 points over her Preliminary SAT exam, taken without Singer's help, one year earlier.

Huffman has already publicly apologized and stated that he daughter was not aware of her actions.

"I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney's office", Huffman said in a statement released last month.

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. Huffman's husband William H. Macy was not charged with any crimes. Prosecutors have said they will seek between four and 10 months in prison.

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Seventeen other parents, including Loughlin, have made a decision to fight the charges and formally submitted not guilty pleas.

Prosecutors have charged 33 parents with participating in the scheme with Mr. Singer, including Ms. Huffman, who was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in 2005's Transamerica, and Lori Loughlin, who starred in the TV series Full House. After receiving extended time for the SAT, Macy's exam was moved from her high school, where a proctor would be provided, to the West Hollywood Test Center, where Mark Riddell could proctor the exam, according to the affidavit.

The charity was associated with Rick Singer, who has confessed to helping wealthy parents cheat on standardized tests for their children.

Huffman is among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty to charges in what authorities have called it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal ever prosecuted in the U.S. The couple also considered using Singer's services for their younger daughter, but ultimately opted not to, according to a criminal complaint.

"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", she told the judge on April 9.

Businessman Devin Sloane, who was accused of paying US$250,000 for his son to be admitted as a water polo recruit at the University of Southern California, also pleaded guilty on Monday.

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