Prosecutors to seek months-long jail term for Felicity Huffman: report
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Federal prosecutors will seek a sentence of between four and 10 months for actress Felicity Huffman in connection with charges of conspiracy to commit fraud in a wide-ranging college admissions scandal, according to CNN.

Huffman and 13 other parents pleaded guilty last week on the conspiracy charge. Thirty-three parents in all, including actress Lori Loughlin, who pleaded not guilty, have been charged in the scheme, which allegedly involved bribes to administrators and coaches as well as cheating on standardized tests and falsifications of athletics.


Huffman has publicly apologized for her part in the scheme, but CNN, citing a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation, reported that her apology was not a factor in prosecutors’ decision to seek a months-long sentence for the actress. 

A plea agreement will also reportedly involve a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release for Huffman, according to CNN.

The “Desperate Housewives” actress will plead guilty to paying a fake charity associated with Rick Singer, one of the scheme's organizers, to help her daughter cheat on the SATs. Huffman and Singer allegedly arranged for the student to take the test at a location monitored by an administrator Singer had bribed. Huffman’s daughter’s SAT score improved by about 400 points from her preliminary test the year before.

"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community," Huffman said in a statement announcing her guilty plea. "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."

A sentencing hearing for Huffman is scheduled for May 21, according to the report.