Felicity Huffman agrees to plead guilty in 'Varsity Blues' cheating scam

The actress allegedly paid $15,000 to have an SAT proctor change her daughter's test answers. In a statement, Huffman expressed "deep regret and shame."
2:24 | 04/08/19

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agreeing to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal and offering a public apology tonight. An apology to her daughter and to the young people, the students whose admissions spots may have been stolen, saying she is ashamed of the pain she caused her daughter and her family. She's one of 14 adults agreeing to plead guilty now. And what kindle of prison time could they face? ABC's linsey Davis leading us off tonight. Reporter: Do you plan to fight this? Actress felicity Huffman revealing today she does not plan to fight, instead, agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraul in connection with that massive college admissions scandal. A generous donation will ensure our kids beat them out. How generate? $15,000. Reporter: The "December pras housewives" star pleading guilty to paying $15,000 to have an S.A.T. Pressure or the correct her daughter's test answers. Today, she released a statement saying, "I am in full acceptance of my guilt. And with deep regret and shame over what I have done." Adding, "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 the 57-year-old actress is one of 13 parents now agreeing to plead guilty in the operation varsity blues case. As for actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, accused of bribing their daughters' way into usc, they have yet to enter a plea. Today, felicity Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, avoided questions. Hi, William. How's felicity doing? Thanks for asking. I can't talk about that. I heard that she plead guilty today. How is she holding up? I can't talk about it. Reporter: Instead, it was Huffman herself who opened up about what she called her dishonesty, saying, "My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have this transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life." Linsey Davis has been cover ING this story from the start. Do they face possible jail time? Reporter: There is. It carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. In Huffman's plea agreement, federal prosecutors say they'll recommend she serve a term at the low end of the sentencing range. But in the end, it's all up to the discretion of the judge. David? Linsey, thank you. We have also following another breaking headline

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