There were thirteen wealthy parents who were involved in the college scam. These parents used their different means of influence to get their children in the top colleges of America. Theses are the colleges which are popular because of their best academics. The high rankings of these colleges make parents yearn to have their kids study in these colleges. Therefore, some parents often struggle to find other means to support their kids so that they may get an admission. Most parents believe that without getting into some good college their kid wouldn’t be able to prosper well in life and career. These thirteen parents which were involved in college entry test scam also included the famous actress Felicity Huffman. The prosecutors want that these parents should be given prison time so that no parent in future might think about influencing the merit.
Huffman had pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity which was associated with Rick Singer in order to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs. She faces upto 20 years in prison. Since, Huffamn has pleaded guilty, therefore some concession would be given. Prosecutors would recommend a $20,000 find and 12 months of supervised release. However, a final judge would have a final say in this matter.
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. (states Huffman in an interview)
The statement also added that Huffman felt ashamed of the pain which she caused to her family and daughter. Another guy involved was a former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas. There were 12 other parents involved who enjoy an influential status in the society. Prosecutors are recommending sentences between a range of 12 to 18 months.