14 parents charged in the DOJ’s college admissions bribe scandal investigation decided to plead guilty on Monday. Felicity Huffman has reportedly pled guilty, but Lori Loughlin has not.
Felicity Huffman and 13 other parents will plead guilty in the wide-ranging college admissions scandal that was perpetuated by William “Rick” Singer. Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannuli are not among the parents that have chosen to plead guilty.
Jane Buckingham, Gregory Abbott, and Agustin Huneeus are amongst the parents that have decided to plead guilty to the charges against them. The parents were accused of conspiring with Singer to bribe university officials in exchange for admission for their children.
In a statement to People magazine, Huffman announced her decision to plead guilty to the charge brought against her. She then went on to apologize for actions.
I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office. I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.
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. 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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