BOSTON (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman is returning to court to be sentenced for her role in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. The “Desperate Housewives” star is scheduled to appear in Boston’s federal court Friday after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy and fraud in May. She is the first parent to be sentenced among 34 charged in the scheme. Huffman has admitted to paying $15,000 to boost her older daughter’s SAT scores in 2017 with the help of William “Rick” Singer, an admission consultant at the center of the scheme. Prosecutors say Huffman’s daughter was unaware of the arrangement. Prosecutors have recommended a month in prison, along with supervised release and a $20,000 fine. Lesser penalties, including probation, would mean little to someone with “a large home in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool,” prosecutors said in a Sept. 6 filing. They added that a large fine would be “little more than a rounding error” for someone worth tens of millions of dollars. Huffman’s lawyers say she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine. They say that she was only a “customer” in the scheme and that,… Read full this story
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