'Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal, apologising for having "betrayed" her daughter who unwittingly participated in the scheme.
The Desperate Housewives star, 56, appeared before a judge in Boston last week but did not enter a plea. On Monday Huffman and 12 other prominent parents announced that they will plead guilty in the scheme.
Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have an exam invigilator improve the result of her older daughter's university admission test, the SAT.
In her first public comments since her arrest last month, Huffman apologised and said she accepts full responsibility for her actions and "will accept the consequences."
She said that her daughter did not know about her actions, and added that her desire to help her daughter was "no excuse to break the law."
"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community," she said.
"I want to apologise to them and, especially, I want to apologise 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."
Huffman was among 50 people charged in what authorities have described as the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the US Justice Department.
Officials say parents paid an admissions consultant to rig their children's test scores and bribe coaches at elite universities to designate their offspring as athletic recruits.'
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