Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Admission Cheating Scandal; Husband's Absence Reportedly Due To Marriage Issues
Updates in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal shows personalities already pleading guilty after being university coaches were relieved being involved in altering some student's test scores in exchange of money.
The strict admission policies of some universities gave these suspected parents the only option in asking the illegal services of William Rick Singer, organizer of the scheme, who used part of the money to inflate entrance exam test scores and bribe college officials fraudulently.
Actress Felicity Huffman was recommended four months of imprisonment, along with a small fine and a year of supervised release.
As more parents already pleaded guilty on the largest scandal involving big shot parents and university admissions, actress Felicity Huffman on Monday followed suit a Hillsborough couple who also done their plea earlier this month. However, there were a lot of observations from the very lenient sentence given to her and the absence of her husband, William H.
Macy, during the court trial, and not being charged together with his wife. The Desperate Housewives star pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud before Judge Talwani at John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, May 13, 2019.
Nobody was able to acquire a reason for the absence of William H. Macy, the husband of Felicity Huffman for more than 20 years who was also an actor who has been built on appearances in small, independent films. And even though he is aware of his wife's conspiracy with admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer and has somehow may even have participated in some of the planning, the involvement of the Shameless TV personality was utterly disregarded.
Meanwhile, some news source is speculating that the couple of 20 years are already experiencing problems on their marriage because of the possibility of Huffman's imprisonment.
Because of the underlying sentence of Felicity Huffman which was also revealed last Monday to be scheduled in September, rumors are already circulating that her marriage with William H. Macy will eventually fall apart.
With Macy's absence during Huffman's guilty plea, a certain news source claims that "William not being there clearly spells trouble for the marriage." The alleged insider further contends the reality star will be all "alone" while facing the possibility of being sent to prison.
However, there is no truth about the said rumor as Felicity Huffman seems to be showing unity on their marriage with William H. Macy as they were photographed holding hands while arriving at a Los Angeles courthouse in March.
Just this month the Transamerica star and Pleasantville star was spotted hiking together in Los Angeles. Whatever may be the reason for Macy's absence last Monday, it might not be related to their marriage and just to stir away from too much publicity.
A federal prosecutor told the court Monday that the U.S. Attorney's Office will ask that Felicity Huffman's sentenced to four months in prison and pay a $20,000 fine. The prosecutor noted that his office could have sought a more serious money laundering charge, which could carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison but opted to go light on Huffman.
Prosecutors earlier said they would seek lesser prison sentences against Huffman and other parents who had agreed to plead guilty.