Felicity Huffman appeared in court in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, May 13 — and pleaded guilty to to a fraud conspiracy charge.
As Radar previously reported, according to United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, the disgraced Desperate Housewives actress was planning to enter a “plea agreement” after being charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
She faces up to 20 years in prison for the crime, and $250,000 in fines. However, RadarOnline.com has learned that according to the terms of the plea agreement, the government will recommend a sentence at the low end of the guidelines sentencing range, one year of supervised release, a fine of $20,000, restitution and forfeiture."
The 56-year-old mom of two allegedly agreed to pay at least $15,000 to cheat in her daughter’s college entrance exam.
See Huffman arrive to court looking fresh-faced in Radar's gallery.
Huffman appeared serious as she made her way into the court.
Reports have surfaced that Huffman may be able to serve her time with home confinement instead of in prison.
“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, I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community,” Huffman said.
“A person with no criminal history with no serious criminal intent and a strong law-abiding background should not be sent to prison,” a legal expert previously told Radar.
Unlike Lori Loughlin, the actress said she would plead guilty to the charges and issued a public apology.
U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled Huffman's sentencing for September.
The actress looked gaunt and serious as she was leaving court in Boston Monday.