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Tearful Felicity Huffman claims daughter has learning disabilities as she enters guilty plea in college admissions scandal — and prosecutors ask for jail time

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman will be taking residence in prison if prosecutors have their way.

TMZ reports that an assistant U.S. Attorney asked a judge in a Boston to hand Huffman a 4-month prison sentence for her admitted role in a college admissions scam. Huffman is in court to enter her guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud as well as honest services mail fraud.

Reportedly noting that Huffman could have also been hit with charges of money laundering, prosecutors report asked for a $20,000 fine in addition to the jail sentence. Huffman is believed to have paid a fake nonprofit $15,000 to help her daughter cheat on the SATs, and said in a statement acknowledging her guilt that her daughter had no idea her parents had paid money for advantages to improve her test scores.

According to the report, Huffman was in tears as she entered the guilty plea Monday afternoon, and reportedly told the judge that her daughter suffered from learning disabilities.

It may be several weeks before Huffman is sentenced. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

[Feature image: AP Photo/Steven Senne]