Felicity Huffman Pleads guilty in the college admissions scandal.
On Monday afternoon, the actress issued emotional apologies for her actions and revealed that she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud. honest services, which had been brought against her on the 12th of March. "charge brought against me by the United States Attorney's Office," the Desperate housewives announced star. "I fully accept my guilt and, with deep regret and shame for what I have done, I accept responsibility for my actions and accept the consequences that flow from them."
According to the plea agreement obtained by E! News, the US prosecutor will recommend a jail sentence at the "bottom of the scale" in addition to a "fine or other pecuniary penalty of $ 20,000". The US lawyer will also recommend 12 months of supervised release and restitution payments to be determined later. As part of this agreement, Felicity also waived any claims on assets seized for the purpose of the investigation.
In accordance with this agreement, Felicity waives any recourse, "that it changes the idea or finds new information that would have led it to not agree to waive these rights".
In addition to her announcement that she is fully assuming her responsibilities, the actress apologized to her daughter and other student victims of the college scandal. She wrote with regret: "I am ashamed of the pain that I have caused to my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the world of education. to apologize to them and, in particular, apologize to the students who work hard every day to go to college and their parents who make huge sacrifices to support their children and do it honestly. "
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In addition, the star revealed that her teenage daughter was not aware of the efforts she had made to secure her admission. "My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions and, erroneously and deeply erroneously, I betrayed her, this transgression to her and to the public that I will bear for the rest of my life," said Felicity. While the actress did mean, she acknowledged that it was "no excuse to break the law or indulge in dishonesty".
Another 12 parents involved in the college corruption scandal also plan to plead guilty, including: William "Rick" Singer.
E! News has contacted a Felicity Huffman lawyer to gather his comments.