Felicity Huffman has officially entered a guilty plea in the college admissions scandal case.
The former “Desperate Housewives” star appeared before a federal judge in a Boston courtroom Monday and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honor service fraud after paying $15,000 to William “Rick” Singer” in order to get her oldest daughter’s SAT scores doctored.
According to CNN, Huffman became emotional as she faced the the judge. Prosecutors have recommended a four-month prison sentence for Huffman, as well as a $20,000 fine and a year of supervised release.
Huffman said in a statement in April, “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,” adding, “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.”
Huffman, along with 33 other parents, have been charged in connection with the college bribery scheme.
Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were hit with an additional money laundering charge after being indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She reportedly faces up to 40 years in prison.
Felicity Huffman is set to be sentenced September 13.