Actress Felicity Huffman has officially pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a false charity to help fake her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal.
Huffman, 56, faces up to 20 years in prison sentence for the crime, but prosecutors are not pushing for the maximum.
Huffman reportedly broke down in tears in front of the judge, explaining that her daughter had been seeing a neuropsychologist since the age of eight and had been receiving extra time on exams since she was 11, per PEOPLE.
Under her plea deal, Huffman is prohibited from running for office, owning a firearm and ammunition, and faces other restrictions. She also agrees not to appeal any prison decision up to 20 years. In return, the government is recommending that she receive 4 to 10 months behind bars.
"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," she said back in April.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community,” she continued. “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.”