Heidi Hamilton discusses Felicity Huffman pleads guilty, Christopher Darden's daughter harassment


Felicity Huffman is pleading guilty in college cheating scandal, along with 12 other parents and one coach.

The former "Desperate Housewives" star was one of 14 people who entered guilty pleas Monday. She pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud as well as honest services mail fraud.

Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif, paid Rick Singer $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT test. The girl had twice the amount of time as normal to take the exam and the proctor corrected her answers afterward.

Huffman released a statement saying, "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."

She continues, "I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community."

There is no word on sentencing but sources in the prosecutor's office say they want some prison time.

The prosecutor recommends a sentence to the judge, and the judge has the final word.

The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison. Lori Loughlin and her husband were not part of the plea deal.

Nipsey Hussle shooting: Christopher Darden's daughter says she's being harassed because he's representing suspect

Christopher Darden's daughter said she is receiving "vile comments and messages" because her father is representing Nipsey Hussle's accused killer.

"Like many of you, I found out about my father's involvement in the case while scrolling through social media," Jenee Darden said Sunday in a statement posted to her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

She said she was unprepared for the backlash that has triggered "bad memories" from the O.J. Simpson trial.

Christopher Darden became a household name when he helped prosecute Simpson in 1995.

Last week, Christopher Darden entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client, Eric Ronald Holder, Jr., the man charged in the death of Hussle, 33.

Jenee Darden said in her statement that her father has been a defense attorney for some time and that she has no say in the cases he takes on. She also said that she grew up in a community similar to Hussle's, who is a native of South Los Angeles, and was saddened to learn of his death.

"I understand why it hurts deeply when we lose young, talented black men like him who are committed to empowering people," she said. "Instead of attacking me and others who have nothing to do with this case, channel that energy toward continuing Nipsey's legacy in strengthening our communities and lifting up each other."

In recent postings on her Instagram account, she reflected on Hussle's life and legacy.

A public memorial service for slain rapper is tentatively set for Thursday at Los Angeles' Staples Center.