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“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was desperate in
real life to see her older daughter go to college.
The award-winning actress made no secret of her academic
aspirations for daughter Sofia Grace Macy, tweeting a photo of
herself and “Shameless” star husband William H. Macy walking
hand-in-hand along a tree-lined campus quad in December 2017.
“Visiting colleges with our 17 year old. Makes me nostalgic
.?.?. WHILE ITS HAPPENING!” she wrote.
But behind the scenes, Huffman, 56, was secretly scheming with a
crooked college counselor, William “Rick” Singer, to illegally
boost Sofia’s score on the crucial SAT exams by 400 points,
according to the feds.
Singer, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy
and other crimes, began cooperating with authorities in late
September and helped them gather evidence, including against
Huffman, according to court papers.
Huffman was among 33 wealthy parents charged Tuesday with
conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud
in a pair of related scams to cheat on college-entrance exams
and corruptly recruit student athletes.
Others accused of paying to illegally inflate their kids’ test
scores include Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of the white-shoe law
firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Gregory and Marcia Abbott,
whose daughter received a perfect 800 on the math SAT and 710 on
the literature portion despite actually scoring in the “mid-
600s,” court papers say.
Much of the cheating was allegedly performed by Harvard grad
Mark Riddell, who at the time was director of college entrance-
exam preparation at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Riddell, 36, would take SAT or ACT exams in place of the kids,
give them the answers they needed while proctoring their exams,
or review and correct wrong answers after the kids turned in
their tests, the feds charge.
In many cases, the kids were unaware the cheating was going on,
according to Boston US Attorney Andrew Lelling.
Riddell, who allegedly got $10,000 from Singer for each crooked
test, began cooperating with the feds last month and is
scheduled to plead guilty to conspiracy charges on April 12,
according to court records.
Parents who took part in the test-taking scam typically paid
Singer $15,000 to $75,000 per test, with the money funneled
through Singer’s IRS-approved charity, the Key Worldwide
Foundation of Newport Beach, Calif.
As part of the racket, the parents got letters from the
foundation that let them claim the payoffs as deductions against
their income taxes, according to Lelling.
In Huffman’s case, she and Macy allegedly met with Singer in
their Los Angeles home, where Singer explained how he could hire
someone to proctor Sofia’s SAT “and secretly correct her answers
afterward,” court papers charge.
During the summer of 2017, Huffman and Singer allegedly
exchanged a series of emails discussing how Huffman could get
“100 percent extra time” for her daughters to take the SAT, with
Huffman writing “Hurray! She got it,” on Oct. 16, 2017, when the
extra time was approved for Sofia.
The plan appeared to collapse the next day, court papers say,
when Huffman got an email from Sofia’s high school counselor,
who said the teen would have to take the test at the school
instead of a testing center that the feds say Singer controlled.
“Ruh ro! Looks like [my daughter’s high school] wants to provide
own proctor,” Huffman wrote.
But Huffman and Singer later agreed to tell the counselor that
Sofia would take the test on a weekend — “so that she would not
miss any school” — and had the location switched to a test
center in West Hollywood, court papers say.
There, Riddell “purported to proctor” Sofia’s exam, and when it
was graded, she got a score of 1420, according to the feds.
That was “an improvement over approximately 400 points over her
PSAT, taken without [Riddell] one year earlier,” the feds
Court papers don’t detail how Riddell allegedly improved the
results or whether Sofia was in on the alleged scam.
Huffman was arrested without incident Tuesday morning and was
scheduled to appear in court in Los Angeles, where reports said
Macy was waiting in a show of support.