Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin will likely face jail time in the college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman is among the 13 parents pleading guilty in the case known as “Operation Varsity Blues.”
Huffman was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She is among 49 people, including CEOs and college coaches, involved in the scheme, which was run by college prep adviser William Rick Singer to help guarantee children admission to universities like Yale and UCLA.
Huffman has since issued a public apology, stating “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.”
Huffman’s plea agreement asked for a six-month limit on jail time, but a judge is not legally required to abide by that limit.
Other parents, whose offenses include paying millions of dollars to falsely register their children as student-athletes will likely receive higher jail sentences.
Some parents involved in the scandal are continuing to fight charges. “Full House” star Lori Loughlin appeared in court with her husband. She could face up to 20 years in prison on charges including money laundering with a minimum recommended sentence of two years.