Huffman, a star of "Desperate Housewives", found herself guilty of paying out a $ 15,000 fake charity organization affiliated with Rick Singer to ease cheating for her daughter on SAT, said in a complaint.
guilty, and with deep regret and shame for what I did, I take full responsibility for my actions and accept the consequences that follow from these actions, "she said in a statement.
"I am ashamed of the pain caused by 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 go to college and to their parents who make huge sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.
"My daughter absolutely does not know anything about my actions, and to my false and deeply wrong way, I betrayed her. This is a violation of it and of the public that I endure until the end of my life. My desire to help my daughter is not a reason for violating the law or dishonesty, "she said in a statement.
Huffman, Gregory and Marcia Abbott, Jane Buckingham, Gordon Kaplan, Robert Flackman, Agustin Honey Jr., Marjorie Clapper, Peter Jan Sartorio, Stephen Sempreviwo and Devin Sloan were charged with one of the plotting to commit a fraud by mail and honest fraud by mail, and agreed to admit guilty, the prosecutor said. conspiracy for mail fraud and honest mail fraud, while Bruce Isakson also finds himself guilty of conspiring money laundering and plotting to tax the IRS for a bribe tax deduction.
Finally, Michael Center, a former male tennis trainer at Texas University, agreed to plead guilty in one of the conspiracy calculations for postal fraud and honest mail fraud.
More than a dozen prosecutors
Rick Singer, who runs a business in college, led the prosecutor's office to name the largest college fraud scheme that has ever been drawn to responsibility in the United States.
The singer helped wealthy parents to deceive standardized tests for their children, and he bribed college trainers to erroneously identify children as recruited athletes, smoothing their way to admission.
The scheme helped students get into highly selective universities such as El, Stanford, University of Southern California and UCLA.
Several key figures in the case have already pleaded guilty, including Singer. Female football coach Yale, Rudy Meredith, who took a bribe to help the student admit, and Mark Riddell, who cheated the students on SATs and ACT, agreed to admit guilty and collaborate with witnesses to the charge.
John Wandemoer, a former Stanford University sailboat coach, also pleaded guilty of plotting to carry out a racket.
But a number of defendants in the case did not give any indications of guilty, including actress Laurie Loflin Her husband, fashion designer Moscimo Giannulli
Laughlin and Giannulli allegedly agreed to pay bribes for a total of $ 500,000 in exchange for their two The daughters were assigned as recruits to the USC crew team, facilitating their admission to school.
What Huffman did
The criminal complaint says that Huffman and Singer exchanged several messages on how to get extra time on the SB of their daughters. Then they instructed Huffman's daughter to take the WB in a place controlled by the administrator who bribed Singer, said in a complaint. Riddell, the operation's brain, then departed from Tampa to California to cheat Huffman's daughter.
The daughter of Huffman received an estimate of 1420 from a maximum of 1600 on the SB, scoring about 400 points for her previous SAT exam a year earlier. Huffman later discussed the scheme in a recorded phone call with Singer, the complaint said.
In a court last week, Huffman acknowledged her rights, accusations and maximum possible fines. She refused the pre-trial hearing, signed the conditions for her release and was then free to leave. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, is not accused of this case.
Prosecutors will demand a jail for all defendants, according to a law enforcement officer with knowledge of the investigation. An accused person is threatened with imprisonment from 6 to 21 months if they are found guilty or found guilty, added the official, although the exact sentence will depend on a number of factors.