|Felicity Huffman (image via Wikimedia)|
Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman will plead guilty in the recent college admissions scandal.
According to Variety, Huffman was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The criminal complaint alleges she paid $15,000 to a college admissions consultant, William Singer, to improve her daughter’s SAT score.
Huffman arranged to have her daughter take the SAT at the West Hollywood Test Center, which Singer controlled.
Huffman was also able to obtain extra time for her daughter to take the test. Singer admitted to hiring a proctor to correct answers on students’ exams.
Huffman’s daughter got a 1420 on the test, a 400 point improvement on her PSAT result.
The Oscar-nominated actress issued a statement about the guilty plea:
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.”
JUST IN: Statement from Felicity Huffman: “I am in full acceptance of my guilt…My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.” https://t.co/HKQ9XinwiZ pic.twitter.com/90egA9cmGW
— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2019
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