Felicity Huffman to Plead Guilty in College Cheating Scandal


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Fellow actress Lori Loughlin was among the more than 30 parents and nine coaches charged in what authorities dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. “I am ashamed,” said Huffman in a statement.

Felicity Huffman on Monday announced that she intends to plead guilty to the charge brought forth in a massive nationwide college admissions scandal.

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

Continued Huffman, “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, 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.”

The actress, along with 49 others, was arrested March 12 after federal prosecutors in Boston unsealed a criminal complaint charging all with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for allegedly cheating the collegiate system in order for their children to be admitted into upper-echelon universities.

Fellow actress Lori Loughlin was among the more than 30 parents and nine coaches charged in what authorities dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. Fourteen defendants in total — but not Loughlin — announced their plan Monday to enter a guilty plea, according to authorities.

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  1. I doubt very much that Huffman or anyone else that apologizes for their crimes means one word of it as it is more than likely an apology strongly suggested by their Attorneys to seek leniency.

    I can only hope the Judge in these cases hands down severe enough Sentences that a deterrent is created.

    Huffman and the rest like her deserve nothing but scorn.

    Arrogance and Entitlement at their Worst.


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