Actress Felicity Huffman due to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
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Actress Felicity Huffman is set to plead guilty Monday to having a role in a widespread college admissions bribery scandal.

Reuters reports Huffman is expected to admit paying someone to cheat on her daughter’s behalf on a college entrance exam in an effort to increase her daughter’s test score for entrance to elite colleges.


Huffman is one of more than 50 people, including fellow actress Lori Loughlin, caught up in the high-profile alleged admissions scheme.

Huffman will plead guilty in federal court in Boston to a conspiracy charge for paying William Singer, a California college admissions consultant, $15,000 to have someone go over her daughter’s SAT exam and correct answers, according to Reuters.

Singer pleaded guilty in March to orchestrating the scheme.

Huffman last month indicated she planned to plead guilty to the charge. She said in a statement at the time that her daughter “knew absolutely nothing” about the cheating scandal. 

The former “Desperate Housewives” star is expected to face the “low end” of a four- to 10-month prison term as suggested under federal sentencing guidelines after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.

Federal authorities first brought charges in the investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” in March and more than 20 people have pleaded guilty since.

Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to charges brought against her.