Updated: 3:24 AM ET, Tue April 9, 2019
It’s confirmed that thirteen wealthy parents, including famous actress Felicity Huffman, and one coach will be pleading guilty to offering large sums of money as bribery, as well as other forms of fraud from the college admissions scandal that took place in March, federal prosecutors in Boston mentioned Monday.
Huffman, who is the star of the hit TV show “Desperate Housewives,” pleaded guilty to paying the large sum of $15,000 to a fake charity associated with Rick Singer to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the complaint mentioned.
Huffman faces up to at least 20 years in prison. However, in exchange for Huffman’s plea, federal prosecutors will consider incarceration at the lower end of the sentencing range which would involve a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release. They will not add additional charges.
A federal judge will make the final judgment for the outcome regarding Huffman and the other defendants.
“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.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize 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.
“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty,” she mentioned in a statement.