Felicity Huffman is consulting with the same public relations firm that handled all press communications and strategic guidance for Trayvon Martin's family.
The former "Desperate Housewives" star was arrested and charged with bribery and mail fraud in the biggest college entrance cheating scandal in American history. She faces 48 years in prison if convicted. She is currently free on $1 million bond.
Trayvon was a 17-year-old teen who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in a Miami Gardens, Florida subdivision in 2012. His death brought international scrutiny on the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law.
The Trayvon Martin Foundation hired The TASC firm to handle all media inquiries and around-the-clock responses for the Martin family.
The TASC firm has experience handling the press in high-profile cases.
50 people, including Huffman, actress Lori Loughlin and 31 well-to-do parents, were charged with felonies for bribing colleges to admit their underachieving children.
According to The Blast, prosecutors offered defendants an opportunity to take a plea deal if they spill the beans about the scam.
Sources close to the case tell The Blast Huffman also consulted with Mel Gibson's criminal defense attorney, Blair Berk, but she did not join Huffman's legal team because the case is being tried in Boston, Massachusetts, were Huffman lives with her husband, actor William H. Macy.
Macy was not charged in the case.
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