In the wake of the recent college admission scandal, which has laced up Hollywood big names Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in cheating the normal and legal lawful system of getting their daughters into the university, the ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress has released a statement pleading guilty to all charges leveled against her.
The statement read, “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. 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
The statement continued by addressing the stance of her daughter as knowing nothing about her mother’s plans from the beginning. “My daughter knew nothing about my actions, 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,” continued in the statement.
Huffman, along with 49 others are being charged with conspiracy of mail fraud and honest service mail fraud for cheating the collegiate system in order to gain admission for their children into the university. A crime authority describes it as ‘operation Varsity Blues’, ironically named after a 1990’s film about the pressures of sports and scholarships. Huffman is accused on the count of disguising a $15,000 charitable payment in the bribery scheme for someone to take her oldest daughter’s SAT exam.
The actress is among the 14 out of 50 charged to have pleaded guilty of their crime.