BOSTON (AP) - Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? Experts say it may go either way.
Some lawyers say a number of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law.
Others predict that most, if not all, will end up with probation and a fine, particularly if they quickly agree to accept responsibility and cooperate.
The parents arrested last week include Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) as well as prominent figures in law, finance, fashion, the food and beverage industry and other fields.
They face a charge that carries up to 20 years in prison, although first-time offenders would get far less than that.