Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Bribery Case

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Bribery Case

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Bribery Case

The Desperate Housewives star said she "betrayed" her daughter and is "ashamed" of the pain she has caused. They are not among those who've agreed to plead guilty and haven't publicly addressed the allegations. The two have been married since 1997, and also share a 16-year-old daughter, Georgia.

Twelve other parents have agreed to plead guilty, including California marketing executive Jane Buckingham and Agustin Huneeus, who owned a California wine company.

Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, later made arrangements to "pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so", court documents allege. Singer told investigators Huffman and her husband agreed to the plan.

"I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney's Office", the American Crime actor said mere minutes after the feds revealed her plea in the on-going investigation.

"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 via Variety. She said her desire to help her daughter was "no excuse to break the law".

California real estate developer Bruce Isackson and his wife, Davina Isackson, are pleading guilty to those same charges; plus Bruce Isackson will plead guilty to money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to defraud the IRS for allegedly taking a tax deduction for the bribe. A clearly upset Macy was in the public gallery for Huffman's March 12 arraignment, but did not appear in Boston for the preliminary hearing on April 4.


Authorities say the scheme was overseen by California college admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer, who has pleaded guilty to facilitating the cheating scam and bribing coaches to present the parents' children as fake athletic recruits.

Another well-known actress, Lori Loughlin, known for her role on "Full House", has also been charged in the case but did not enter a plea.

The ousted Stanford student, who was not identified, is one of three student applicants to the private Northern California school who have been investigated in the aftermath of the scam that has cast a shadow over its admissions process.

More than four dozen people have been charged in the nationwide scam, which is alleged to have placed students in top-tier schools like Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas.

The university wrote that it had rescinded the student's admission in a short statement posted on its website on 2 April after determining "some of the material in the student's application is false".

University officials previously said the student was admitted without the recommendation of Vandemoer.

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