Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam, faces 4 months in prison

David Caplan
May 13, 2019 - 3:33 pm

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. On Monday, May 13, 2019, Huffman is expected to plead guilty to charges that she took part in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)


BOSTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in a Boston courtroom Monday afternoon in the college admissions cheating scheme. Specifically, that she paid  $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her daughter took the SATs.

Prosecutors in court recommended a sentence of four months prison time. They also suggested a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release for the charge, which is a felony.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 13. 

The 56-year-old actress didn't speak as she walked into the courthouse Monday with her brother Moore Huffman Jr.

She is among 14 prominent parents who have agreed to plead guilty since dozens of people were arrested in March in the case named "Operation Varsity Blues."

Huffman has apologized and said her daughter was unaware of her actions.

Prosecutors have said they will seek a prison sentence on the low end of a range between four and 10 months.

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