Felicity Huffman to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Case: 'I Am Ashamed of the Pain I Have Caused'

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Actress Felicity Huffman, one of dozens of parents charged in the college admissions scandal, has agreed to plead guilty in the case.

According to court documents made public Monday, the "Desperate Housewives" star agreed to the plea. She was taken into custody last month and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. It was not immediately clear what charges she will plead guilty to.

In a statement Monday, Huffman said, "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."

She added, "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," she continued. "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."

She is one 33 parents who allegedly paid millions to bribe coaches at elite universities to reportedly recruit their children and gain admission into prestigious colleges including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC. 

Huffman is accused of hatching a plan with her husband, William H. Macy, and another man in the couple's home to boost her child's test scores. Macy has not been charged nor have the colleges, which all released statements saying they knew nothing about the scheme.


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