Felicity Huffman is reportedly prepared to enter an official guilty plea on Monday for her involvement in the college admissions cheating scam, according to CNN. Huffman will reportedly plead guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her daughter took the SATs.
CNN reports that prosecutors plan to seek a sentence of four to 10 months’ jail time for the “Desperate Housewives” TV star, although the charges could carry a max penalty of 20 years in prison.
Huffman reportedly arranged for her daughter to take the SAT in a location controlled by an administrator who had been bribed by Rick Singer, the man who ran the fake charity and recently confessed to helping wealthy parents get their kids in to prestigious universities. According to reports, Huffman’s daughter received an SAT score of 1420 out of a possible 1600, roughly 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT exam a year earlier.
“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 last month. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
In exchange for Huffman’s guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend incarceration at the “low end” of the sentencing range, a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release, the plea agreement states, according to CNN.