Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam

Cape Town – Felicity Huffman is ready for a do-over.

The American actress on Monday afternoon plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the college admissions cheating scandal.

Two months after being arrested and charged for paying $15k that she disguised as a charitable donation so that her daughter could take part in the entrance-exam cheating scam, Felicity arrived to a Boston courtroom in a gray dress with a black blazer, E! News reports.

According to the Associated Press, Felicity stood with her hands clasped in front of her and responded, 'Yes, your honour,' when asked whether she understood the charges as her brother watched from the front row.

Prosecutors suggested a four-month prison sentence, NBC News reports. The sentencing has been scheduled to take place on 13 September.

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(Photo: Felicity Huffman enters the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse with her brother Moore Huffman Jr. in Boston. Getty Images)

Felicity agreed to plead guilty to the charges against her in court in April.

"I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney's Office. 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," Felicity said in a statement at the rime.


Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college scam

San Francisco - Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal. Court documents made public on Monday show Huffman and 12 other prominent parents will plead guilty in the scheme. Huffman was accused of paying $15 000 to have a proctor boost her older daughter's SAT score.

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