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Felicity Huffman has accepted a plea deal from the federal government that includes prison time for her role in the college cheating scam. Huffman is among 14 people who entered guilty pleas in a Boston, Massachusetts courtroom on Monday, April 8.

The 'Desperate Housewives' star admitted she paid $15,000 to a SAT exam proctor to give her daughter more time to take the SAT test. Huffman was charged with mail fraud as well as honest services mail fraud.

She is the first of the celebrity accusers to plead guilty and accept her punishment. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, was not charged in the case, but he was present in the courtroom when Huffman plead guilty.

Huffman released a statement which reads:

"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.

"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community."

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Fuller House star Lori Loughlin, pictured leaving a Boston courthouse last week, did not plead guilty on Monday. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, did not accept plea deals that would guarantee prison time.

They face longer prison terms than Huffman, who could be sentenced to a maximum of 27 months in prison.

Loughlin and Giannulli were both charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud last month.

They are accused of paying a California man $500,000 to help their 2 daughters gain admission to USC. The couple was not charged with the more serious offense of income tax evasion for writing off the $500,000 as a charitable donation on their taxes, which could've landed them in federal prison for decades.

Friends say Loughlin will take her chances with a jury.

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good for Felicity for finally being honest ..... serve your sentence and learn from this ..... not good to cheat ..... Cheaters never win ..... but Integrity does always .....

  • T865!

    Won’t even do 30 days ?

  • Evillene

    Prison is for violent or dangerous criminals who need to be separated from civilization for rehabilitation. Or repeat offenders. She should be forced to repay her debt to society through fines and community service.

  • NewNew

    Whew!! Life comes at you fast when you're fraudulent as hel?. She'll probably end up in a nice prison like they did Martha Stewart. I'll be shocked if she does the whole 27 months.

  • Gloria

    Serve your time and move on.

  • Rahab

    Martha Stewart game out a G. Good luck to you.

  • NewNew

    Actually prison is for criminals. Financial fraud is a crime and it does, in fact, hurt people.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "The couple was not charged with the more serious offense of income tax evasion for writing off the $500,000 as a charitable donation on their taxes, which could've landed them in federal prison for decades."
    -------
    That's were the bigger crime is... tax fraud and/or tax conspiracy, and they never even charged her with that. This whole thing is a joke. Rich-people justice once again.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. Especially tax crimes where we, the taxpayers, are being ripped off.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    That’s it!

  • Just Me

    She is prob going to Federal prison. I hear that is just an extended vacation for most people. Of course you can’t be around your family and friends. She won’t feel the pinch and stench like so many other people who go into the state prison system.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    she did the right (and smart) thing. Lori and Mossimo better huddle up and figure out who's going to do the most time. https://media1.giphy.com/media/3oKIP8kNuTJJL3zT0I/giphy.gif

  • WhoKnew

    Right. She accepted ownership. Now she can serve her time and move on.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    From a separate article on this: "Prosecutors, as part of a plea deal, agreed to recommend a prison term at the “low end” of the four to 10 months Huffman faces under federal sentencing guidelines."
    Either way, she's getting off light for sure.

  • tintin

    Teresa Guidice survived, Martha Stewart survived. This white woman will be alright

  • Tinytoon

    Glad she went with plea while Lori is swimming in the river of denial. She will be on suicide watch when she's found guilty.

  • Fire & Ice

    Lori betta stop playing and get this ova with ?

  • TheRealTW

    I would rather Felicity pay money back to the taxpayers than serve federal prison time. At least her remorse seems genuine. Lori Loughlin has been laughin ever since the story broke.

  • Chicagowise

    When you're caught in a riptide, if you swim against the current, you will drown.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Lori has been looking a lil smug during this whole thing. she's either bat sh*t or she got a ace up her sleeve.... https://media1.giphy.com/media/KTRnyhV4QJ5bG/giphy.gif

  • WhoKnew

    So Lori Loughlin's smug ass still walking around free thinking she's walking? Lori's crime was far worse than Felicity's. I think the prosecutors should add the additional charge of tax fraud and tax evasion to Lori and her husband charges just to wipe that smug, self-entitled look off of her face.

  • Rita

    Exactly.! Plus. I wouldn't do Anything that might? End me up in prison. Unless, your trying to hurt me or my children. Don't want my freedom taken, getting up when you tell me too, jewelry box size room or eating slop. The way they throw sh!t on your plate is disgusting.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Git ol smirk face Lauren Loughlin...something needs to wipe that smirk right of her face

  • TheRealTW

    Some of the children were in on the plot, why aren't they charged? If your admission is contingent upon you participating on the sports team in a sport you have never played, then when you get to school you claim you are too injured too do so, common sense says you were in on the scam. This is theft of services even if the parents paid the tuition because that spot could have gone to someone else.

  • TheRealTW

    AMEN

    She's been laughing since Day One.

  • TheRealTW

    Of course they did, they served time in Club Fed. All bets are off in state and county prison.

  • Chicagowise

    Wait for it. It's coming.

  • TheRealTW

    I choose to take comfort in the fact that she seems genuinely remorseful and her kid(s) know they are screwed. She has some kids still in high school. They had better apply to a trade school...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Faces 27 months in prison... Seeing is believing

  • TheRealTW

    And then more of our tax money is spent to feed, house, clothe, educate, and provide medical care to these people.

  • TheRealTW

    She has kids still in high school. They know they are screwed.

  • Chicagowise

    If her lawyer is worth a hill of beans, the seriousness these charges have been explained to her. If she is in denial, reality has a cure for that.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think those kids will probably be OK. Only thing is, wherever they end up going to college, people are going to be making shady comments, and giving them the side-eye. They might be better off just doing an online degree program.

  • tia

    Not sure how much time she'll actually do. Nevertheless, this is taking accountability.

  • MsVAllDay

    Agreed also if you strangely got more time to take the test than everyone else you clearly knew something was up.

  • TheRealTW

    Oh yes, especially when you don't have a documented disability that would warrant extra time.

  • TheRealTW

    Good point. People will forget about Felicity very quick but will remember Lori and Mossimo because they are dragging this out. Perhaps they want immunity because they know something juicier than this?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lololol Nan ,..... chile !!!!! rofl!!!

  • Li-Wright

    She'll probably be like Martha Stewart and do one year.

  • KLove

    Friends say Loughlin will take her chances with a jury.

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    I hope their lawyers have adivsed them, that if they take this to a jury, and get convicted, judges typically give sentences on the high end of the sentencing guidelines....me thinks they should take a deal, before they tack on the tax evasion charges

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    (Shhh.. don't tell her.) She's seeming kinda cocky right now to me, so maybe it'll be good for her to go to trial and get convicted. I wouldn't be mad about that at all.

  • Dollface

    After Orange is the New Black - I'm sure all white women feel encouraged to go to prison.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Whoooooo my Goodness! Honey, I can't do 3 months...

  • RealATLPeach36

    Still to long for me...wait can they wear makeup and...nevermind

  • Bashi22

    Lori take the plea deal you are not above the law

  • chan chan

    Suit up Ladies. Time for those orange jumpsuits and 2 weave braids in their hair.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Jenie, wtf??
    I'm tryna see what she on 'cause I want some of That! She out here like she unbothered, when she should be Very bothered. She on them cuckoo pills, LOL!

  • chan chan

    Naw they need to go to jail. White folk would want u to go o jail.

  • dontgetblocked

    Poor people out here struggling for a college education. Her daughter doesn't really need one.She has two famous parents and money. She needs to do her jail time and create a scholarship fund for needy students. SHAME ON ALL OF THEM!

  • chan chan

    If they know anything juicy they will be dead before they can part their lips to snitch.

  • Coy little wink

    Chile...pay 15k to what taxpayers?

    She needs jail time I didn't get no extra SAT time...fukk that! Punish that hoe...

  • dontgetblocked

    All of the students were in on it. They took fake pictures, lied and more. They were willing participants.

  • dontgetblocked

    They didn't even take the test. The proctors did.

  • Coy little wink

    PUNISH THESE HOES

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ego through da roof you say .... lawd!!!!!! Folks like that be in straight denial !!!! Lololol

  • 2gr8ful

    Target phased Lori hubby’s Mossimo brand out a while back... wise decision. Would have been bad for business..

  • Alextra Ballard

    I mean every last one of them...they all need jail time

  • Scorpio

    Probably will get something like six months, with some other conditions attached. What did Martha Stewart get back in the day? it wasn't that long.

  • samuel severino

    NO. She will do much more than a year as I have been saying for awhile. A sex trafficking ring was broken up. No one pays half a million dollars to get their kid into school when their best friend (Rick Caruso) runs the school.
    People can hate Trump all they want but he hates sex trafficking ESPECIALLY OF KIDS.
    Operation Broken Heart
    NXIVM
    Mally Mall
    Jeffrey Epstein (Lolita Express)
    The one that took down Robert Kraft; owner of The Patriots
    Backpage
    The one involving the #2 or 3 man at The Vatican
    The Deputy Attorney General for California
    This college admissions scandal cover up
    And many more to come including one VERY Big name rapper.

  • Scromes1212

    I kinda liked Mossimo. It was simple and inexpensive

  • Coy little wink

    Its a slap in the face to all college graduates/attendees who worked their butts off and did not cheat like myself! Lock them up!

  • KLove

    Someone was telling me the showed her on The View pulling up to court hoppin out the Sprinter van taking selfies with fans smh

  • samuel severino

    So true. She is very cocky and thinking that she is untouchable. AND YOU JUST KNOW that if she does go to trial she is going to be dressed all in a certain way to look as innocent as possible. No super fancy clothes, so glamorous shoes, her whole team will have her dressed as Aunt Becky as possible

  • samuel severino

    That is because it is more than just an admissions scandal. That is just the cover story.

  • PlayerP

    Lori...not smart lady...you will have to do SOME kind of time. If Martha had to sit down for a friend giving her a tip and your fraud ass was complicit with the whole get down and money exchanged hands??
    On the other hand if they don't go to prison...folks will be beyond mad. Your money got you in to this...it will not get you out.

  • abby500

    Lock them UP! Especially that Lori Bih....

  • Marlika

    Lord I hope that smug face b*tch Lori and her husband get sentenced the harshest out of everyone! ?

  • gellie

    What'd I say??? Everybody that mess with the Church's money does time. EVERYBODY. You do not mess with the tax man. Whether you're Wesley Snipes or Martha Stewart...you will go to prison.

  • Fire & Ice

    That's the only thing I can think off. Maybe there's an even bigger fish to fry and they're trying to negotiate a better deal.

  • Dowoop

    I hope the one that didn't take the plea deal gets a shit load of time.

  • Renee26

    Right...stick it to their entitled asses

  • Renee26

    And hope they can alternate serving time for the sake of the family like Teresa and Joe lol... Lord knows those girls still need guidance in adulthood.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yep! That's exactly why I said that, Joe and Teresa!

  • wigmon68

    They should have moved to chicago before doing this. Im told 16 hours community service is the standard punishment for "non-violent" offenses.

  • PrettyNetty28

    Say it one more time. Did they kick the daughters out yet?.

  • Harley

    By any means

  • Mac

    That Jury is gonna eat her ass alive.
    A plea deal was the best decision for her in this situation IMO.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    They dropped out

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Aunt Becky gon get some time at a different kind of house and it's deserved.

  • the guest

    Something's wrong with Loughlin and her husband. TOO MUCH EGO. They're going to risk their kids being without both of them for far longer than 2.5 years. The prosecution has duly noted that.

  • the guest

    She will.

  • the guest

    I've always liked Felicity Huffman and William H Macy as actors and in interviews they came across as good people. They definitely are a case of when in Rome. Her humility has my utmost respect. Best believe the prosecution has duly noted her humility. She'll get 1.5 and be home in eight months.

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Yes she is really showing her true colors!!!!

  • justlooking

    You were right 2 years and 3 months. Longer than I thought. Whites gonna learn.

    Lori out there stuntn and taking pics. Hope she get much pmore time. It her and husband. Massimo.....gone down the drain.

  • OUBoyWonder

    I agree, her "falling on the sword" put some points in my world towards her (not that that means anything, lol). She messed up, got caught, stood up, took responsibilty and will do what she needs to do to get this into her past. Commendable. If only other people had that gumption and personal responsibility (I'm looking at YOU Smollet, lol).

  • Crazy tee

    Won’t be visiting tmz again...they have too many racist posting...I’m just trying to figure out why they are not banned

  • Logan Roberts

    Lori your so called nice, sweet image has really taken a hit hun.

  • lovelygamour

    cause some are the staff members writing. some are pr firms. others are from bulletin boards. they use to limit racism but after a beyonce post years ago they seemed to embrace it.

  • lovelygamour

    olivia jade said before all this happened that she didnt really care about going to university. her parents didnt get to go so they wanted her to. i feel sorry for them but only because I understand they wanted their kids to be better then them. however, they shouldve made them go to less competitive schools. olivia was going to drop out anyway. just to say "my child is going to usc" will cost them. the feds want time and with them you never know if it will be 6 months or 5 years.

  • Klassy 1

    Who's surprised they got a slap on the wrist? Meanwhile a black mother who tried to enroll her child in a better school district got 5 years in prison. That's Amerikkka for you!

  • lovelygamour

    felicity gets no pass from me. she had to take the deal because they had her. so how is her kid doing in college. is she still cheating.

  • lovelygamour

    that was awful but that was a theft case. there taxes are expensive to pay for the schools. the principal or school staff shouldve quietly disenrolled the daughter instead of bringing charges.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I hate the TMZ website. Filled with racists! Same as news station comments sections.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    The Big House!

  • lovelygamour

    as soon as i heard this case i was reminded of wesley snipes. wesley even had a better defense but he didnt want to say he was stupid. he said the tax guy said he didnt have to pay but he wouldnt admit that he was stupid to not look into things.

    lori and husband might get years.

  • Frank Blunt

    ??Facts..overheard a group at Cheesecake factory talking about decorating cells and becoming vendors beforehand for better products?

  • Trace da Ace

    LOCK EM ALL UP.....THE END!

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    Wow..never knew that

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  • LaGrl562

    Jussie gon get more time then them and NONE of them are going to jail...........

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    She really is

  • KLove

    LOL....too late for her now...they done came with a superceding indictment to include money laundering charges smh

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  • the guest

    Smug face is exactly right. And she walks into the court like that. Unreal.

  • the guest

    They added money laundering and fraud yesterday. She’s in cocky white privilege denial.

  • the guest

    What’s really crazy about her bribing extra SAT time for her child is she didn’t have to do that.

    She could’ve just declared her daughter special needs (any type of special need diagnosis from a doctor- anxiety, depression, ADHD, dyslexic, etc.) and her daughter would be permitted to take as long as she needed to complete the SAT.

    LOTS of parents do the fake special needs route for their kids to get unlimited SAT time.

  • Coy little wink

    I think the proctor changed her answers too...but yea

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