Felicity Huffman Agrees To Plead Guilty In College Admissions Cheating Scam

Felicity Huffman has been accused of paying $15,000 to have a proctor change answers on her daughter’s SAT test to gain a better score.

By Jill Sederstrom
Felicity Huffman

Actress Felicity Huffman is one of 14 other people who have agreed to plead guilty in the college cheating scam that has stunned the nation.

Court documents show that Huffman has agreed to plead guilty for her role in the scheme, according to the Associated Press.

She has been accused of paying $15,000 to have a proctor secretly correct her older daughter’s SAT test to improve her score and help her gain admittance into a prestigious university. Huffman had also allegedly considered the scam for her younger daughter, but ultimately decided not to.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that 14 of the 50 people who have been accused in the cheating scam have agreed to plead guilty for their role, Reuters reports.

Fellow actress Lori Loughlin, who also stands accused in the scheme along with her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is not among the latest group of parents who have agreed to accept a guilty plea, the Associated Press reports.

Federal prosecutors have called the scandal, run by California college admissions consultant Rick Singer, the largest college admissions scam in U.S. history.

The news comes just several days after Huffman and Loughlin appeared in a federal courthouse in Boston to face the charges against them.

While Huffman’s sentence for the crime has not yet been determined, one legal analyst told PEOPLE it’s possible the disgraced star could face time behind bars.

“I think these prosecutors want to make an example here so they don’t have to do this again. If parents now know that they could be prosecuted and go to jail for this, that might be a factor that would prevent someone from doing this again,” William Moran of the New York law firm Otterbourg, P.C. said.

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