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Felicity Huffman Arrested at Gunpoint for College Admissions Scam

Updated On 13 Mar, 2019 Published On

Criminal charges are on for Felicity Huffman! The Desperate Housewives star was arrested at gunpoint by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Tuesday, March 12.

She was taken into custody for allegedly getting involved in a nationwide college admissions scandal. Huffman was being held at a federal detention center in L.A. ahead her court hearing.

According to TMZ reports, seven FBI agents arrived at the actress' home in Los Angeles at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. They drew out their guns and ordered her to surrender.

As per the report, the television personality, her husband, William H. Macy, and their two children, daughters Sofia Grace Macy, 18, and Georgia Grace Macy, 16, were asleep at the moment.

Macy was seen arriving at the federal detention center to meet his wife. The couple has been married since 1997.

According to court documents obtained, Huffman "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000" and participated in "the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter."

Huffman is allegedly one of the dozens of people who took part in the scam. Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli are also the suspects of the scam.

The pair allegedly "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000" to have their two daughters Bella, 20, and Olivia, 19, "designated as recruits to the USC crew team."

Their both children are currently attending the University of Southern California.

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