The 56-year-old actress didn’t speak as she walked into the courthouse Monday with her brother Moore Huffman Jr.
Authorities claim that the “Desperate Housewives” star paid $15,000 to have someone correct the answers on her oldest daughter’s SAT. She reportedly considered the same for her younger daughter but decided against it.
Huffman, along with dozens of other rich and powerful parents — including “Full House” star Lori Loughlin — was arrested in March as part of “Operation Varsity Blues,” an investigation into bribery for admissions into elite colleges.
While some parents, including Huffman, reportedly paid off standardized testing proctors, others, allegedly including Loughlin, used bribes to get their children admitted as athletic recruits.
Huffman was reportedly arrested and cuffed by armed FBI agents and released on a $250,000 bond. Her husband, “Shameless” actor William H. Macy, was not charged.
It’s speculated that Huffman may face four to 10 months behind bars depending on the terms of her plea agreement.
She continued, “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,” Huffman concluded. “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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