After she was caught up in the college admission scandal, actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She ended up serving 11 days in prison, paid a $30,000 fine, and has 250 hours of community service.
After she admitted that she paid an SAT administrator $15,000 to adjust her daughter's score, she released an apology statement.
"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."