Felicity Huffman buys flowers for graduating daughter amidst bribery scandal

Felicity Huffman is waiting to find out what her punishment will be for her part in the college admission bribery scandal.

But the Desperate Housewives star is doing her best to continue on with life as normal until her sentence is announced.

The actress was spotted buying flowers in West Hollywood as her daughter Sofia Grace prepares to graduate from high school, and the star kept a smile on her face after she was recognised by onlookers.

It isn’t clear if the star bought the flowers specifically for her 18-year-old daughter’s big day.

As one of the most famous names involved in the scandal, Felicity has seen her case get far more coverage than others. And she took it all in her stride when she pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in court last month.

The 56-year-old’s case is part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents – including actress Lori Loughlin – stand accused of spending millions to bribe and fraud to secure their children spots at prominent US universities.

Felicty paid former admissions counselor Rick Singer a total of $15,000 (£11,400) to rig her daughter’s SAT test.

Her daughter reportedly had twice the amount of time than other students typically do to take the exam.

The star is among 50 people said to have spent $25million (£19million) in order to get their children into the likes of prestigious Yale, Georgetown and the University of Southern California colleges.

Twenty people so far have agreed to plead guilty since officials carried out a wave of arrests under the code name Operation Varsity Blues on 12 March.

Felicity, who is married to the actor William H Macy, insisted in an April statement that her daughter ‘knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.’

In the statement, she explained: ‘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.

‘I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.’

The statement continued: ‘I want to apologise to them and, especially, I want to apologise 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.’

Prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term at the ‘low end’ of the four to 10 months the mother faces under federal sentencing guidelines.

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