The fate of award-winning actress Felicity Huffman awaits as she officially entered a plea in the college admissions scandal on Monday, May 13th. Unlike “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin, Huffman has been openly apologetic about her role in the “Varsity Blues” debacle.
Huffman, who reportedly paid $15,000 to increase her daughter’s SAT score by about 400 points, released an apology statement shortly after the news went public. The “Desperate Housewives” actress took full responsibility for her actions with “deep regret and shame,” and additionally, said she was sorry to the applicants who got robbed of an opportunity because of her involvement.
The public expected Huffman to plead guilty to the felony charges, which she did. Previously, Loughlin entered a “not guilty” plea. Sources close to Loughlin’s family insisted that she still does not recognize the severity of her actions.
Huffman appeared in court on Monday afternoon solely to enter a guilty plea. Reports stated that she faces up to 20 years in prison, but it is unlikely that the judge will give her the maximum sentence — especially since she has been so cooperative. Prosecutors recommended four months in prison, or 12 months of supervised release, and a $20,000 fine.
Loughlin, on the other hand, is expected to get treated more harshly because of the way she is handling the situation. Many have described her as “entitled,” “insensitive,” and “naive.”
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