• Huffman cuffed by armed FBI agents in early-morning raid, report says

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    Felicity Huffman, an actress ensnared in an alleged college
    admissions cheating scandal, reportedly was greeted by armed FBI
    agents Tuesday morning at her Los Angeles home.

    Huffman, best known for her role in ABC’s “Desperate
    Housewives,” was implicated in the massive college admissions
    cheating scandal along with other wealthy and famous parents who
    allegedly paid millions to have their children placed in elite

    A source told the Los Angeles Times that Huffman and other
    defendants had recently received notice that they might face
    arrest. Sources familiar with Huffman’s arrest told the paper
    that FBI agents with guns drawn showed up at the actress’ home
    at 6 a.m. to take her into custody.

    The FBI did not confirm to Fox News that agents' guns were
    drawn. “The size of the arrest team that executed the warrant at
    defendant Huffman's location is consistent with the size of the
    teams that executed warrants at all of the arrest locations
    today (13 locations) and is the average size of an arrest team
    at any planned arrest warrant. No tactical teams were used but
    all FBI agents are armed and, depending on the circumstances,
    may draw their weapons as a precautionary measure during the
    execution of any warrant. This is done for the safety of the
    agents, subject/s and any other occupants at a given location,”
    Laura Eimiller, an FBI spokeswoman, told Fox News.

    Huffman made a brief court appearance later Tuesday afternoon
    where the judge asked her: “I’m not asking you to admit or deny
    the charges against you but do you understand what the
    government claims you did?” She replied: “Yes.”

    Her husband, actor William H. Macy, sat in court as the judge
    ordered her released on a $250,000 bond. Huffman is scheduled to
    appear in court March 29 in Boston.

    Huffman, 54, allegedly paid $15,000, disguised as a charitable
    donation, so her daughter could take part in the college
    entrance-exam cheating scam, according to court documents.

    Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Huffman and
    Macy at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he
    "controlled" an SAT testing center and could have somebody
    correct her daughter's wrong answers. The person told
    investigators the couple agreed to the plan.

    Their daughter, Sofia, an aspiring actress who attends Los
    Angeles High School of the Arts, allegedly took the test in
    December 2017 and got a score of 1420, a 400-point improvement
    from her first test, the LA Times reported.

    Huffman and several other defendants were charged with
    conspiracy to commit fraud, punishable by up to 20 years in
    prison. Macy was not charged; authorities did not say why.

    David Mamet, Oscar-nominated writer of “Wag the Dog” and “The
    Verdict,” came to their defense in the form of an open letter,
    citing the double standards that exist in the admissions process
    and calling many of its policies a “corrupt joke,” Deadline

    “The unqualified may be accepted for many reasons, among them,
    as Legacies, and on account of large donations made by their
    parents,” Mamet wrote. “I do not see the difference between
    getting a kid into school by bribing the Building Committee, and
    by bribing someone else. But, apparently, the second is against
    the Law. So be it.”

    The 50 parents ensnared in the massive cheating scandal
    allegedly funneled money to William Rick Singer, the California
    man pinpointed as the scheme’s “ringleader.” The money was
    allegedly used to bribe athletic coaches or for help cheating on
    entrance exams so their children could be admitted into
    prestigious schools, including Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, and
    University of Southern California.

    No students have been charged, with authorities saying that in
    many cases the teenagers were unaware of their parents’ plans.
    Several of the colleges involved made no mention of taking
    action against the students.

    Another big celebrity name on the list was actress Laurie
    Loughlin, known for playing Aunt Becky on the family sitcom
    “Full House.” Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo
    Giannulli, both face charges for allegedly giving $500,000 to
    have their two daughters’ athletic records falsified.

    Giannulli was released on a $1 million dollar bond and had his
    travel restricted to the continental United States. Loughlin was
    expected to surrender Wednesday, according to a report.

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/felicity-huffman-arrested- by-fbi-agents-with-guns-drawn-in-early-morning-report

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