Felicity Huffman covered her face while leaving court on Tuesday, March 12 after an arrest for conspiracy to commit mail fraud. As Radar reported, the Desperate Housewives star and her husband William H. Macy, who has not been charged, paid off a proctor to take the college admission exam for their oldest daughter. Click through to see photos of Huffman's shameful walk out of court.
Huffman, 56, appeared solemn as she was photographed leaving a Los Angeles court.
The actress tried to cover her face after being released on $250,000 bond.
As Radar reported, Macy "walked into the court, dressed in dark blue jeans and a navy sweater. He looked very worried and tired as he tried to walk through the throng of media surrounding the courtroom hallway in federal court."
The prosecutor argued Huffman's fortune is $20 to $24 million, which is why her bond was so high.
Defendants allegedly conspired to "bribe college entrance exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams, to bribe varsity coaches and administrators at elite universities to designate certain applicants as recruited athletes or as other favored candidates, thereby facilitating the applicants' admission to those universities and to use the façade of a charitable organization to conceal the nature and source of the bribe payments."
Huffman and Macy allegedly made a charitable contribution of $15,000 to Key Worldwide Foundation to "participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter. Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so."
Prior to the December 2017 SAT, cooperative witness one CW-1 allegedly met with Huffman and Macy in their home. The witness allegedly explained how the scheme works. "He advised Huffman and her spouse that he 'controlled' a testing center, and could arrange for a third party to purport to proctor their daughter's SAT and secretly correct her answers afterwards," the court papers claim. "CW-1 has advised investigators that Huffman and her spouse agreed to the plan."
A second cooperating witness CW-2 allegedly flew from Tampa to Los Angeles. The court papers claim CW-2 advised investigators that he "facilitated cheating, either by correcting the student's answers after the test or by actively assisting the student during the exam." CW-2 allegedly proctored the exam. She received a score of 1420 on her SAT, 400 points over her PSAT. Huffman and her spouse allegedly made a contribution of $15,000 to KWF.
Fuller House star Loughlin has also been charged. She is expected to turn herself in today.
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