It’s official: Felicity Huffman has plead guilty in court to charges in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. Reporters inside say the entire courtroom went silent when she entered – and that later, the "Desperate Housewives" star stood firm in telling the judge that she does understand the charges against her and that she’s sorry.
Huffman formally plead guilty to paying 15-thousand dollars for her daughter to get more time on the SAT and to have her wrong answers corrected. Huffman agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud last month. "I had no knowledge of Mr. Singer paying (others)," Huffman tearfully told the judge. "Everything else (prosecutors) said I did, I did."
As we’ve been telling you, she's one of over a dozen other high-profile figures who paid big money to help their children get into prestigious colleges. But unlike a number of others – including Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli – Huffman has been nothing but contrite. As such, prosecutors are asking that Huffman be sentenced to a fine of $20-thousand and four months in prison for her crimes. Will the judge agree? We’ll find out September 13th when the judge rules.
Source: CBS News