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Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges In The College Admissions Scandal

by Angela Andaloro

Felicity Huffman is among the many who have agreed to a plea deal in the college admissions scandal, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The former Desperate Housewives star and wife to William H. Macy pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She was among 14 people pleading, including 12 other parents and a coach. Lori Loughlin and her husband, who have also been charged, were not included in the plea deal.

Felicity released a statement regarding her plea.

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

Felicity goes on to explain that she accepts her guilt and understands that she needs to face the consequences of her actions. She was accused of paying $15,000 to a 36-year-old Harvard graduate to rig her daughter’s SAT test. Felicity’s daughter was reportedly given twice the normal time to take the test, and her answers were corrected afterward.

In her statement, Felicity also made it a point to express remorse for what she put her daughter through.

“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her,” the actress wrote. “This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life.”

Information has not yet been released about what kind of punishment Felicity will face. While TMZ previously reported that the prosecutor’s office was seeking some jail time, it’s unclear what lies ahead.

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