Felicity Huffman, of “Desperate Wives,” arrived at a Boston court with a guilty plea and the willingness to accept whatever punishment the court deemed necessary on Monday.
Huffman was one of the multiple celebrities to get wrapped up in what some are saying is the biggest college admissions scandal. The 56-year-old actress admitted she paid William “Rick” Singer $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores and, ultimately, to help her daughter get into a top-rated university.
Seeing as that Huffman’s was the lowest amount paid, legal experts believe her sentencing will be on the shorter end, according to The Los Angeles Times.
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Lori Loughlin, who starred as “Aunt Becky” on Full House, is involved in the most predominant case as she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, reportedly paid $500,000 for both of their daughters to attend the University of Southern California as members of the rowing team, despite neither of them having ever rowed or intending to.
Allegedly, the families involved in Operation Varsity Blues are now looking at serving over 40 years in prison. Additionally, numerous parties have been named in a lawsuit by Stanford students. Loughlin and her husband denied a plea deal that would have originally had them serving two years.
This scandal has rocked many college students, as they learn what goes on behind the curtain when money is involved.
“I find the whole thing to be really unfortunate,” sophomore Havanna Rogers said. “Attending college is a luxury that not many have the opportunity to see and these people took advantage of that.”
Curiosity also remains as both of Loughlin’s daughters have remained silent throughout the entire ordeal.