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Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal
College Admissions-Bribery, Boston, USA – 03 Apr 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty over her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal — along with a dozen other parents, federal prosecutors said Monday.

“I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office. 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,” Huffman said in a statement.

“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,” she continued.

“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.”