Lori Loughlin has made headlines all week for her decision to plead not guilty in the college admissions cheating case. Felicity Huffman, meanwhile, did take a plea deal—one that will have jail time attached if prosecutors have their way, CNN reports. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told the outlet that prosecutors are seeking a four to 10 month jail sentence for Huffman.
Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to have her oldest daughter’s SAT score doctored. When Huffman pled guilty, the actress issued a statement and made a public apology for what she did. In the statement, she said:
I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office.
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. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.
My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.
That apology reportedly had no impact on prosecutors’ decision to seek the less than one year jail sentence. TMZ originally reported that at minimum, Huffman faced a four-month jail sentence. CNN reports that in addition to the prison sentence, prosecutors will also recommend a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release for Huffman and the other parents pleading guilty.
Huffman will return to court on May 21 for sentencing.