Tag Archives: Huffman

Huffman has been released from prison after 2-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal

Huffman has been released from prison after 2-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandalFelicity Huffman has been released from federal prison after spending nearly two weeks in a Northern California facility for her role in the college admissions scandal.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The prosecutor in charge of the college admissions scandal says he wants Lori Loughlin to get a harsher sentence than Felicity Huffman

The prosecutor in charge of the college admissions scandal says he wants Lori Loughlin to get a harsher sentence than Felicity HuffmanAndrew Lelling, the US attorney for the District of Massachusetts said Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, should plead guilty.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions cheating case

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions cheating caseThe actor and 12 other parents will plead guilty after being accused of paying to rig children’s test scores and bribe coachesFelicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, on 3 April 2019. Photograph: Brian Snyder/ReutersFelicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal, the biggest celebrity name so far to admit to her involvement in the scheme. Court documents made public on Monday show that 12 other prominent parents, in addition to Huffman, will also plead guilty in the case.The actor, 56, was accused of paying a consultant $ 15,000 to have a proctor boost her older daughter’s SAT score in order to ease her way into college. Authorities say the actor also discussed going through with the same plan for her younger daughter, but she ultimately decided not to. Other parents charged in the scheme include prominent figures in law, finance, fashion, the food and beverage industry and other fields. It’s the biggest college admissions case ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.The scandal embroiled elite universities across the country and laid bare the lengths to which status-seeking parents will go to secure their children a coveted spot. The consultant, Rick Singer, met with Huffman and her husband, 69-year-old actor William H Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them he “controlled” a testing center and could have somebody secretly change their daughter’s answers, authorities said. Singer told investigators Huffman and her husband agreed to the plan. Macy was not charged although the authorities have not said why. Huffman will plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest-services mail fraud, according to court documents made public on Monday.In her first public comments since her arrest last month, she apologized and said she accepts full responsibility for her actions and “will accept the consequences”. Huffman said in a statement that her daughter did not know about her actions. She said her desire to help her daughter was “no excuse to break the law”.Huffman and TV actor Lori Loughlin had appeared in federal court in Boston last Wednesday afternoon, to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam that has rocked the US.The actors, along with Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and dozens of others, were charged last month in a scheme in which authorities say parents paid an admissions consultant to bribe college coaches and rig test scores to get their children into elite universities.Huffman was among 50 people charged in what authorities have described as the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the justice department.Loughlin and Giannulli are not among those who’ve agreed to plead guilty and haven’t publicly addressed the allegations.Earlier on Monday, Stanford University in California announced it had expelled a student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to the college admission bribery scandal.The university wrote that it had rescinded the student’s admission in a short statement posted on its website on 2 April after determining “some of the material in the student’s application is false”.The statement added: “The student is no longer on campus.”University officials previously said the student was admitted without the recommendation of former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for helping students get into the elite university. They said a $ 500,000 contribution to the sailing program was made several months after the student was admitted.The Stanford Daily first reported on Sunday that the student had been expelled.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandalActress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents agreed on Monday to plead guilty to using bribery to get their children into prestigious universities. Huffman, 56, best known for her role in the “Desperate Housewives” series, agreed to plead guilty to paying $ 15,000 to help her eldest daughter get better scores on the SAT college entrance exam, the Massachusetts Department of Justice said in a statement. Huffman’s equally famous husband, actor William H. Macy of “Fargo” fame, was not charged in connection with the college admissions scandal.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Give them a break: Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman deserve less anger in admission scandal

Give them a break: Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman deserve less anger in admission scandalSince the college admissions bribery scandal broke, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman could scarcely be treated worse if they were serial killers.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

College admissions scandal: Why we won't see mug shots for Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman

College admissions scandal: Why we won't see mug shots for Lori Loughlin, Felicity HuffmanThe DOJ and U.S. Marshals Services say their policies prohibit releasing booking photos because doing so doesn't serve the agencies' needs if the person has already been apprehended.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman sued for $500 billion(!) over college bribery scandal

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman sued for $  500 billion(!) over college bribery scandalA furious California mother filed a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and others involved in the college admissions scheme.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are not alone. See the list of who has been charged.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are not alone. See the list of who has been charged.Thirty-three parents were among the 50 charged in a nationwide college admissions scam, which includes two well-known actresses and CEOs.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

College admissions scandal involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin was a long time coming. Here's how the system got so rigged.

College admissions scandal involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin was a long time coming. Here's how the system got so rigged.The scandal is the natural next step in a world of elite college admissions that has long favored the rich over the poor.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to Know

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to KnowWho was charged and the biggest allegations



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines