Mandatory Credit: Photo by Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock (10185765e) 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
Felicity Huffman is taking responsibility for her actions.
On Monday afternoon, the Department of Justice announced in a press release that 13 parents and one university athletic coach have agreed to plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
One of those parents is in fact the Desperate Housewives star.
“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,” Felicity shared in a statement. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.”
She continued, “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.”
Felicity ended her statement by making it clear that her daughter was not aware of her mother’s actions.
Felicity and other defendants were arrested last month and charged with conspiring with William “Rick” Singer and others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities.
According to the Department of Justice, the conspiracy involved bribing SAT and ACT exam administrators to allow a test taker to secretly take college entrance exams in place of students, or to correct the students’ answers after they had taken the exam.
“[Mossimo] is mortified by this whole thing and wants to avoid unwanted attention in public,” an insider shared with E! News after their court appearance. “It’s extremely awkward and they know they can’t say anything.”
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