That charge could have been lodged because Huffman paid off college-admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer by transferring money from her bank account to Singer's crooked "Key World Wide" charity, Rosen said.
The onetime star of the television series Desperate Housewives pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to a conspiracy charge related to her payment of US$15,000 to have someone secretly correct her daughter's answers on the SAT exam.
After the exam, Riddell corrected her answers, giving her a score of 1420-an improvement of 400 points from her PSAT, which the affidavit said she took a year earlier, without Riddell. Yesterday they recommended a jail sentence of four months.
Huffman officially pled guilty on Monday, but she's been careful to take ownership of her blame and cooperate from the start.
Prosecutors are recommending four-months of prison time for the actress, a fine of $20,000, and twelve-months of supervised release. Sentencing is expected to be handed down on September 13.More news: Terry Pheto heading to Cannes Film Festival
Felicity Huffman is ready to face the consequences for her actions.
Felicity Huffman said "everything else (the prosecutor) said I did, I did".
Huffman later discussed the scheme in a recorded phone call with Singer, prosecutors had said. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, didn't attend.
Huffman did not dispute the facts stated by the government, but she clarified that her daughter had received extra time on tests since first seeing a neuropsychologist at age 8.
Singer pleaded guilty in March to racketeering, money laundering; conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice.More news: Bond 25: Production Delayed After Daniel Craig Is Injured On Set
For reasons that remain unclear, Macy has not been charged.
In October, Huffman and Macy told Singer they wanted to have their younger daughter's SAT rigged as well, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit.
Some parents have chose to fight the charges. She was among 13 parents who have said they would plead guilty in the scam.
A California businessman has pleaded guilty to paying $250,000 in bribes to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit.
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