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Felicity Huffman Statement About College Admissions Scandal

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in Court For College Admissions Scam

Actress Felicity Huffman attends an Exclusive Season Three Premiere Screening and Conversation with the cast and Creatives of ABC's American Crime

Felicity Huffman is taking responsibility for her part in the recent college admissions cheating scam. On May 13, the actress pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston. According to CNN, Assistant US Attorney Eric Rosen recommended a sentence of four months in prison with a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release.

On April 8, the actress, along with 13 other parents and one coach, pleaded guilty to "using bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children's admission to selective colleges and universities."

"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 said in a statement. "I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community."

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She also made it clear that her 18-year-old daughter, Sofia Grace, did not know about her actions. "My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her," she added. "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."

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