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Desperate for leniency: Macy, Longoria go to bat for Huffman

Felicity Huffman is getting support from her husband, William H. Macy, and her “Desperate Housewives” co-star Eva Longoria in her bid to avoid jail time. The two fellow actors on Friday urged leniency over Huffman’s role in the college admissions scandal. Federal prosecutors are seeking a month in jail because they say Huffman acted “out of a sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness.” Huffman’s lawyers argued she should get probation, community service and a fine.

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scam

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has underscored the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities.

Parents charged in admissions scandal begin making appearances in federal court

They filed into court, one after the other – the casino magnate, the Napa Valley vintner, the Hot Pocket heiress – having braved the Boston cold and a line of cameras and reporters outside the courthouse doors, to stand before a judge and have their rights to travel, to speak with co-defendants and to change their residences curtailed or revoked.

Scandal lays bare stress of elite college admissions process

The college admissions bribery scandal that broke this week laid bare the stress that some families experience when their children are going through the ultra-competitive process of seeking entrance to the nation’s top colleges.

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school’s admissions process on Wednesday: that money and pedigree can open doors that academics alone might not.