Actress Felicity Huffman finds herself guilty of a college scam fraud, the prosecutor's office said on Monday, as well as 12 parents and one coach who were accused of a large-scale investigation. a college advisor at the center of the case, $ 15,000 to cheat the SB of his eldest daughter.
"My daughter absolutely does not know anything about my actions, and to my false and deeply wrong way, I betrayed her," Ms. Huffman said in a statement. "It's a violation of it and of the public that I will wear until the end of my life."
A total of 33 parents were charged as part of the investigation. One of the two Hollywood actresses who was accused, Ms. Huffman is the parent of the highest profile who recognizes the violation.
It is not clear what influence Mrs. Huffman confirmed. The blame will affect her car. She has a role in several of the closest films and TV series, including the playwright Linda Ferstein in the mini-series "When They Look at Us" on the so-called Central Park, the Blacks and Hispanic Teachers who were illegally sentenced for raping a woman in the Central Park in 1989. Huffman was charged with a criminal case with one conspiracy clause for postal fraud and honest mail fraud. The prosecution foresees a maximum sentence in prison for 20 years, but it was unclear how much time Mrs. Huffman would receive at any time. Decisions on admission to college may be partly related to how much money each parent pays to Mr. Singer and others as part of the scheme. According to the court documents, Ms. Huffman's $ 15,000 salary was one of the lowest
. The Department of Justice withdrew 50 people in the case, the largest accusation in colleges. Charges included parents, coaches and test administrators for SAT and ACT. The prosecutor's office said that Mr. Singer had bribed test administrators to allow cheating at college entrance exams and bribed trainers to assign their clients' children as recruits to teams for which they were in fact not qualified. Mr. Singer cooperated with the prosecutor's office and found himself guilty of racketeering and other allegations.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Ms. Huffman, her husband, William H. Macy, was also involved in the payment of Mr. Singer's $ 15,000. For unknown reasons, Mr. Massi was not charged.
Among other parents who have recently said that they confess themselves guilty are Gordon Kaplan, a lawyer from Greenwich, Connecticut, his former firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, who put him on vacation, said that in the light of his the guilty plea he no longer works there. On Monday, two other parents, Bruce and Davin Isakson from Hillsborough, California, published a statement in which they expressed regret and saying they were collaborating with prosecutors. Ms Isaacson's lawyer, David Willingham, said that both of them intended to plead guilty.
"No words can express how deeply regretting we are for what we did", said Isaacson. "Our duty, as parents, was to give a good example to our children, and instead we harmed and embarrassed them with their wrong decisions"