In a statement released on Monday, April 8, the 56-year-old actress said, "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," the Desperate Housewives star continued.
"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," she said.
Felicity claimed that her "daughter Sofia Grace knew absolutely nothing about her actions."
"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," Felicity concluded.
She could be facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and three years of supervised release and fines. A plea hearing has not been scheduled yet. Lori Loughlin was also one of the original 33 parents charged in the college scandal.