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“Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman could avoid jail time in college cheating scandal. Huffman recently announced that she would plead guilty to the cheating scandal. The actress allegedly paid a Harvard graduate $15,000 to correct her daughter’s SAT giving her a 400-point boost from an earlier test. Her daughter scored an overall 1420 out of a maximum 1600 on the SAT.
According to the Los Angeles Times, other parents involved in the scandal allegedly paid as much as $500,000 to get their children into elite schools. A defense attorney told the Times that under 2019 federal sentencing guidelines, Huffman could face between four to 10 months in prison. Since the recommended sentence is low, she could end up serving her sentence at home while wearing an ankle monitor.
Huffman may receive one year of probation. USA Today reported that her daughter’s test score would be adjusted and she will reportedly have to pay a $20,000 fine and forfeit the $15,000. Huffman released a statement to Fox News expressing her guilt. “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.
Reportedly, Huffman is due back in court on May 21.
Source: Fox News