She may not be a housewife, but we're guessing Felicity Huffman is feeling mighty desperate these days,
Along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin, Huffman is one of the faces of the college admissions bribery scandal, which made tabloid headlines back in March and continues to create endless legal nightmares for many well-heeled, but ethically-deficient parents.
Basically, Loughlin and Huffman stand accused of handing out bribes in order to ensure their children's admission to top colleges.
Loughlin refused a plea deal and is planning to fight her charges in front of a judge.
Huffman accepted a deal from prosecutors -- but it looks like the court is still planning to make an example of her.
According to documents filed on Friday, the U.S. Attorney's office is recommending that Huffman pay a fine of $20,000 and serve one month in federal prison.
"Huffman's conduct was deliberate and manifestly criminal: it was wrong, she knew it was wrong, and she actively participated in manipulating her daughter's guidance counselor, the testing services and the schools to which her daughter applied," the documents read.
"Her efforts weren't driven by need or desperation, by a sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness, facilitated by wealth and insularity," prosecutors wrote.
"Millions of parents send their kids to college every year.
"All of them care as much as she does about the children's fortunes. But they don't buy fake SAT scores and joke about ('Ruh ro!') along the way."
The "Ruh ro!" remark is a reference to a comment Huffman made in an email to co-conspirator Rick Singer when she learned that her daughter's high school would be using its own proctor for the SAT, which would make it more difficult for her daughter to cheat on the exam.
Needless to say, it sounds as though prosecutors are taking Huffman's case quite personally -- and she's certainly not receiving much sympathy from the public.
According to TMZ, 27 people submitted letters of support defending Huffman's actions, including her husband, William H. Macy, and her Desperate Housewives co-star Eva Longoria.
But it doesn't sound like those B-list pleas will be enough to keep Huffman from serving time.
We imagine Loughlin -- who, again, refused the deal that was offered to her by prosecutors -- is shaking in her designer boots at the moment.