Felicity Huffman

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in United States college admissions scam

The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time after she admitted to participating in the scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system.

Huffman pleaded guilty in a US court to paying an admissions consultant US$15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter's answers on the SAT. 

She also considered going through with the plan for her younger daughter before ultimately deciding not to, authorities say.

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

The Desperate Housewives star said she had "betrayed" her daughter and was "ashamed" of the pain she had caused.

Ms Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter's exam questions covertly corrected in 2017.

The 56-year-old is one of 14 people set to plead guilty among the 50 charged, who include college athletic coaches.

In a statement, she said: "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.