On April 8, court documents associated with the college admissions scandal named Varsity Blues were made public, which included information on which defendants would be pleading guilty. Felicity Huffman, who has been one of the bigger names associated with this case has apparently decided to plead guilty in the cheating scandal.
According to ITV News, Huffman was accused of paying a proctor $15,000 in order to boost the scores of her eldest daughter’s test (while the outlet does not specify which test, most of the tests in question are the SATs). As one of 50 people charged in the Varsity Blues case, there was a certain spotlight placed on the actress, as she was one of the bigger names included in the scandal.
Although Felicity Huffman was not the only big name included in this federal case, it seems that Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were not included in the list of defendants who were pleading guilty. In fact, Loughlin and Giannulli have not yet addressed the allegations against them publicly at this time.
For now, it seems that Felicity Huffman is the only major name involved in the case to step up to the plate in terms of her involvement in the Varsity Blues scandal. She joins 12 other prominent figures who also stepped forward to plead guilty in the scandal.
Written and Edited by Kimberley Spinney
ITV News – Actress Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
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