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Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Bribery Scandal

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court Amid College Admissions Bribery Scandal
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May 13 2019, Updated 8:02 p.m. ET

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Felicity Huffman appeared in court in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, May 13 — and pleaded guilty to to a fraud conspiracy charge.

As RadarOnline.com 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.

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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 RadarOnline.com's gallery.

Tough Times

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Huffman appeared serious as she made her way into the court.

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Big Break

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court Amid College Admissions Bribery Scandal
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Reports have surfaced that Huffman may be able to serve her time with home confinement instead of in prison.

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Big Regrets

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court Amid College Admissions Bribery Scandal
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“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.

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Lucky Break?

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court Amid College Admissions Bribery Scandal
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“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 RadarOnline.com.

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Bad Company

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court Amid College Admissions Bribery Scandal
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Unlike Lori Loughlin, the actress said she would plead guilty to the charges and issued a public apology.

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Judgment Day

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U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled Huffman's sentencing for September.

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Rough Day

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The actress looked gaunt and serious as she was leaving court in Boston Monday.

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