Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam

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BOSTON (AP) - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in the college admissions cheating scheme.

The 56-year-old actress entered the plea Monday to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Huffman stood with her hands clasped in front of her and responded, "Yes, your honor," when asked whether she understood the charges. Her brother watched from the front row. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, didn't attend.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 13. Prosecutors said they would recommend four months in prison.

She was arrested in March along with dozens of other prominent parents, athletic coaches and others implicated in the scandal. She was charged with paying $15,000 to have a proctor boost her older daughter's SAT score.

She has apologized and says she will accept the consequences.

Huffman was among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Parents still fighting the charges include fellow actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli.