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Felicity Huffman Cops To College Scam in Court

Yesterday was a big day in celebrities pleading guilty to crimes. Sure, Jussie Smollett is out there still looking for the real MAGA hatecrimers, but Allison Mack pleaded guilty to running a sex cult on the same day Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal that engulfed her, Lori Loughlin and a bunch of other rich people with dumb kids who aren’t quite “buy the college an entire department so they take my kid” rich like Dr. Dre.

Here’s the scoop on her plea from CNN:

Huffman, the “Desperate Housewives” star, pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity associated with Rick Singer to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the complaint says.
She faces up to 20 years in prison. In exchange for Huffman’s plea, federal prosecutors will recommend incarceration at the “low end” of the sentencing range, a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release. They will not bring further charges.

One thing you need to keep in mind is that when reports say someone faces “up to a billion years in prison” they generally don’t face anywhere near that much time, especially if they’re rich and white. And at the end of the day, it’s really just rich. Bill Cosby raped enough women that they could form a professional football team and he got three years. And O.J. Simpson walked after killing two and didn’t go to jail until after he lost all his Naked Gun money.

Huffman gave a written statement with her plea.

“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 that stem from those actions,” she said in a statement.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.
“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty,” she said in the statement.

If you ask me, people have really been overblowing his whole thing as well as the Jussie Smollett thing, honestly. These are pretty minor crimes, especially considering that it’s perfectly legal to bribe a college, you just have to go through the proper channels. The View’s resident blob of nepotism Meghan McCain said that Lori Loughlin committed a “heinous crime” last Friday. Covering Charles Keating’s ass was a heinous crime, what Lori Loughlin did was essentially a faux pas.

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