THIRTEEN PARENTS AND A former college tennis coach have agreed to plead guilty for their part in the college admissions cheating scandal that rocked higher education last month, federal authorities said Monday.
The group includes “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, whom authorities say paid a consultant to increase her daughter’s SAT score.
The parents each agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest-services mail fraud, according to reports.
Several dozen people, including more than 30 parents, were charged in what is the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities. Prosecutors say that some wealthy parents paid a consultant, Rick Singer, to rig their children’s standardized test scores while others bribed athletic coaches in a bid to guarantee their children spots at prestigious schools.