Huffman To Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

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Posted: Apr 08, 2019 4:00 PM
Huffman To Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

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Actress Felicity Huffman is expected to plead guilty in court Monday to her part in the college admissions scam.

According to Fox News, the "Desperate Housewives" actress will admit her guilt in court on Monday.

"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 obtained by Fox News. "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," the statement continues, "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."

Along with Huffman, 13 other defendants are expected to plead guilty, according to prosecutors. However, there has been no confirmed plea given by Lori Loughlin, the other prominent actress in the scandal. A report from Fox says that Loughlin has been estranged from her daughter Olivia Jade since the charges were made public.

The fallout has been for more than just the parents, however. Their children have faced consequences ranging from having a hold put on their accounts to being expelled entirely.