Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal
Actor Felicity Huffman outside Boston courthouse, April 3. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Actor Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy in federal court Monday after admitting to paying $15,000 to boost her daughter's SAT scores and better her chances of college acceptance, according to AP.
The big picture: Huffman is one of more than a dozen parents who agreed to plead guilty in an FBI sting case called Operation Variety Blues. The operation revealed a long line of wealthy parents who paid fixer William Rick Singer millions of dollars to increase their children's chances of getting admitted into prestigious colleges.
What to watch: Actor Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty after they were accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to improve their daughter's chances for acceptance into the University of Southern California.
- Los Angeles parents connected to Singer are reportedly lawyering up, nervous they're next.