Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Scheme

NBC News reports:

Actress Felicity Huffman tearfully pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday, admitting that she paid a fixer thousands of dollars to boost her daughter’s college admission hopes.

Prosecutors said Huffman, 56, shelled out $15,000 to have wrong answers corrected on daughter Sofia Grace Macy’s SAT exam, leading to a remarkably improved score from the teen’s PSAT performance, prosecutors said.

The “Desperate Housewives” and Oscar-nominated actress, who is married to actor William H. Macy, agreed to plead guilty last month to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to court records.

Prosecutors are recommending a four month sentence. Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband have pleaded not guilty.