Felicity Huffman Officially Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scam Case

Updated On 14 May, 2019 Published On

It's been more than a month since Felicity Huffman agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges for her involvement in college admissions scam and the Desperate Housewives star has now officially entered her plea.

The actress, 56, appeared in front of a judge in Boston on Monday, May 13, and she looked fresh-faced while arriving at the courthouse.

As per the report, prosecutors have sentenced her to a four-month prison and a $20,000 fine.

A Los Angeles attorney, Lou Shapiro, previously told media that the television personality may "be sentenced to four to 10 months in prison."

As previously reported, Huffman was arrested in March and charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud."

According to court documents, she has been accused of making "a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter [Sofia]."

Huffman spoke for the first time since being accused of getting involved in the scandal on the scandal on April 8.

Noting that she had planned to plead guilty, Huffman said in a statement,

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. 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.

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