Actress Felicity Huffman was among 50 people who were charged in the college admissions scam. The Associated Press reports that she and 12 others has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to have her older daughter's SAT scores boosted to guarantee her admission to college. She also reportedly discussed doing the same for her younger daughter.
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were also implicated in the college entrance exam cheating scheme, but they have not agreed to plead guilty.
"My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her," Huffman said in a statement, as Boston Globe reports. "This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life." Huffman met with Rick Singer, the man believed to be responsible for the scam, alongsider her husband William H. Macy. For undisclosed reasons, Macy was not charged.
Universities affected by the nationwide scam include Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA, and Yale among others.