Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
Huffman was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. According to the criminal complaint, she paid $15,000 to admissions consultant William Singer in order to boost her older daughter’s SAT score.
Huffman was arrested on March 12 and released on a $250,000 bond. She made a court appearance in Boston last Wednesday.
Huffman was one of 33 parents charged in the scandal, which has rocked the world of elite college admissions. Singer agreed to cooperate with investigators and has pleaded guilty, admitting to bribing coaches and testing officials to gain an advantage for his wealthy clients.
According to the complaint, Huffman arranged to have her daughter take the SAT at the West Hollywood Test Center, which Singer controlled. Huffman also was able to obtain extra time for her daughter to take the test. Singer admitted to hiring a proctor to correct answers on students’ exams. Huffman’s daughter got a 1420 on the test, a 400 point improvement on her PSAT result.