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Huffman says she feels 'utter shame' for her role in college cheating scandal

(CNN)Felicity Huffman said she was just trying to be a good parent. Now, days before her sentencing for a federal crime, the actress said she regrets paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores. The "Desperate Housewives" star is one of dozens of defendants charged as a result of an investigation, dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues," into a massive college admissions cheating scandal.Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced by a judge on Friday. Prosecutors have suggested four months in prison and a $20,000 fine. Her lawyers are asking for a sentence of one year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine.The actress pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to pay $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her dau ...