Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Entrance Scam


If there’s a way to put a scandal behind you? Actress Felicity Huffman may be offering up a primer. Huffman is among 15 others pleading guilty in the massive college admissions cheating scandal. The Massachusetts Department of Justice has announced that Huffman, along with 13 other parents and one college coach, have agreed to plead guilty.

In a statement, Huffman essentially throws herself on a sword saying she is in “full acceptance of her guilt,” and has “deep regret and shame” over what she did. She goes on to say that she’s “ashamed of the pain she caused” her daughter and she claims her daughter knew nothing about her actions. Huffman also apologized to “the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”

Will Huffman will face jail time as part of her plea? That hasn’t been confirmed, but the plea agreement indicates that the U.S. Attorney’s Office believes the sentence should fall on the “low end” of a range, which could mean between four and 10 months. A plea hearing has not been scheduled.

Source: Variety

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