BREAKING NEWS – Dublin, California – The actor Felicity Huffman says she paid to have her daughter’s college testing scores raised – breaking federal law and getting imprisoned over it – because she felt pressed to give her child “a chance at a future”.
According to federal authorities pursuing the so-called Operation Varsity Blues investigation, Huffman paid $15,000 for an exam proctor to change her daughter Sophia’s answers on the SAT to raise her scores. The fraudulent SAT score that Huffman’s daughter subsequently obtained was 400 points better than an earlier one on a practice version of the test, investigators said.
“I’d do it again under the same circumstances,” explained Huffman. “I now feel, that if a person is a drug dealer, or a loan shark, or even a hitman, as long as they do it to help their family, in my opinion, it’s totally justified.”