Felicity Huffman is pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal.
The Massachusetts U.S. Attorney announced Monday that 14 defendants in Operation Varsity Blues made plea deals — and the Desperate Housewives star is among them. She will plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. The date for her plea hearing has not yet been set.
According to a report last week, prosecutors had been insistent that defendants making plea deals would have to serve some jail time. However, that’s ultimately left up to the judge.
After the announcement was made, Huffman, who agreed to pay William “Rick” Singer $15,000 to change her daughter Sophia Macy’s SAT scores, broke her silence for the first time since her arrest in a statement obtained by Yahoo:
“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.” Read more