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Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty, Could Spend Months in Jail

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty, Could Spend Months in Jail

Felicity Huffman said "everything else (the prosecutor) said I did, I did". In pleading guilty, Huffman gave up the right to challenge her conviction and her sentence, whatever it may be.

Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a four-month prison sentence for Huffman and a 20,000 US dollars fine and a year in prison for Sloane, 53, and a 75,000 USA dollars fine, Rosen said.

The actress showed up two hours early for her hearing, walking hand in hand with her brother, Moore Huffman Jr., who was at her side during her arraignment last month. Nor was Huffman's husband and Sophia's father, William H. Macy, despite the fact he had correspondence with Singer.

Huffman has apologized and said her daughter was unaware of her actions. She also spoke out publically, expressing her sorrow for her actions and made it clear that her daughter didn't know anything about the scheme. "This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life".

She added: "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty". The two-part scheme, prosecutors said, included cheating on tests and helping applicants pose as recruited athletes to improve their chances of admission. Prosecutors have not explained why.

Businessman Devin Sloane, who was accused of paying US$250,000 for his son to be admitted as a water polo recruit at the University of Southern California, also pleaded guilty on Monday.

San Francisco - Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.

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She was arrested in March along with dozens of other prominent parents, athletic coaches and others implicated in the scandal.

The ringleader behind the scam, William "Rick" Singer, who authorities say was paid about $25 million dollars to bribe coaches and university administrators, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities. Meanwhile, Singer was paying Riddell to correct students' SAT exam answers at Singer's testing center in California.

Heinel has been indicted on a racketeering conspiracy charge; she has pleaded not guilty.

The scandal, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, involved several wealthy parents-including Huffman and Fuller House star Lori Loughlin-paying large sums of money to help their children gain admittance to well-known higher education institutions.

She is one of 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Singer pleaded guilty in March to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the USA and obstruction of justice.