Felicity Huffman & 12 Other Parents Will Plead Guilty In The College Admissions Scam
On Monday, ABC News reported that more than a dozen defendants, including actress Felicity Huffman, will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Thirteen parents and one coach will plead guilty in total, including "to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud," per the Massachusetts Department of Justice (DOJ).
"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," Huffman said in a statement shared by ABC News. "I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues, and the educational community."
Per the Massachusetts DOJ, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and can also include three years of "supervised release," as well as hefty fines. It’s too early to know what sentence Huffmana and the other defendants who plan to plead guilty might receive.
The Massachusetts DOJ also published a copy of the affidavit detailing how Huffman coordinated plans with William “Rick” Singer, the college admissions counselor who has been characterized by most reports as the mastermind behind the scandal. (Singer pleaded guilty to money laundering, racketeering, obstruction of justice, and tax evasion on March 12, per The Boston Herald.)
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