Prosecutors recommend four months for Felicity Huffman
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Prosecutors are recommending actress Felicity Huffman serve four months in prison for her role in a college bribery scandal.

The former "Desperate Housewives" star pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston on Monday to a conspiracy charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen recommended four months in prison for the 56-year-old performer, according to USA Today. Prosecutors are also reportedly asking the court to impose a $20,000 fine on Huffman.


"I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done," Huffman said in a statement last month, when she announced her plans to plead guilty.

Huffman and "Full House" star Lori Loughlin were among more than 40 people charged in March in what was called the "largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice."

Those allegedly involved in the scam, dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues," sought to get students admitted to colleges and universities by forging athletic records, bribing coaches and cheating on college entrance exams, according to authorities. Loughlin pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In charging documents, authorities said Huffman had paid $15,000 as part of an SAT cheating scheme in which a proctor would correct her older daughter's answers after she took the exam.