Actress Felicity Huffman may now not go to prison for her part in college admissions scandal.
Reports have surfaced this weekend that the former Desperate Housewives star could be hit with home confinement instead.
Unlike, Lori Loughlin, the actress said she would plead guilty to the charges and issued a public apology.
She said: “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.”
And several legal experts believe that this strategy could pay off with a punishment of home confinement along with an electronic ankle monitor for the 56-year-old who lives in Los Angeles with her husband William H. Macy.
Prosecutors said Huffman paid $15,000 for a 36-year-old Harvard graduate to correct her 18-year-old daughter Sofia’s answers on the SAT, giving the girl a 400-point boost over a previous score.
The actress later discussed pursuing a similar scheme for her younger daughter, according to court records.
And this relatively small amount of money involved also helps cast her apart from some of the parents who bribed with a lot more money to gain their children prestigious spots.
One legal exert said: “A person with no criminal history with no serious criminal intent and a strong law-abiding background should not be sent to prison.
“I suspect her lawyers will do everything they can to highlight these points and keep her out of prison.”
Huffman is due back in federal court in Boston on May 21, 2019.
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