Felicity Huffman to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal: ‘I Am Ashamed’

Felicity Huffman to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal: ‘I Am Ashamed’

Felicity Huffman to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal: ‘I Am Ashamed’

One coach has also agreed to plead guilty, per CNN.

Twelve other parents have agreed to plead guilty, including California marketing executive Jane Buckingham; Gregory Abbott, the founder of a NY food and beverage packaging company; and Agustin Huneeus, who was the owner of a California wine company.

Filed by the United States Attorney for the District of MA, the original indictment alleged that 32 people - including Huffman and Loughlin - bribed college entrance-exam administrators to allow cheating on the tests and university athletic coaches to designate school applicants as athletic recruits, regardless of athletic ability or experience playing a sport.

According to the complaint, Huffman arranged to have her daughter take the SAT at the West Hollywood Test Center, which Singer controlled.

Ms Huffman, who is married to the actor William H. Macy, said she was "ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community".

In her first public comments since her arrest last month, she apologized and said she accepts full responsibility for her actions and "will accept the consequences". The person told investigators the couple agreed to the plan.

Macy was not charged.

Actress Felicity Huffman arrives holding hands with an unidentified man, left, at federal court in Boston on April 4, 2019.

"My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her", she said in her Monday statement. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty", she concluded.

California real estate developer Bruce Isackson and his wife, Davina Isackson, who are pleading guilty to participating in both the athletic recruitment and exam rigging schemes, are cooperating with prosecutors for a chance at a lighter sentence.

The 14 are among 50 people, including wealthy parents and college team coaches, accused by federal prosecutors in Boston of engaging in schemes that involved cheating on college entrance exams and paying $25 million in bribes to secure their children admission at well-known universities.

In a related development, Stanford University has expelled a student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to the college-admission bribery scandal.

(Brian Snyder/Brian Snyder/Reuters) Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli leave federal court in Boston, April 3, 2019. "The student is no longer on Stanford's campus".

"We determined that some of the material in the student's application is false and, in accordance with our policies, have rescinded admission", Stanford officials said in a statement.

Investigators say they helped them get in on rowing scholarships, even though neither student had actually participated in the sport.

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