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Officials say the actresses were involved in the country's largest ever college admissions bribe case prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice.
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The timing couldn't be more awkward now, but William H. Macy spoke just last month about how lies "cost you a lot" and are "never worth it".

"Shameless" actress's wife, Felicity Huffman, has been accused of a scandalous scandal where federal prosecutors claim the actor paid $ 15,000 to a charity that helped her daughter, Sofia Grace, 18, cheat on SAT to get in a better college. Huffman, 56, was released Tuesday on a $ 250,000 bond.

Macy, 69, who appeared in court to support the former "Desperate Housewives" star but was not among the nearly 50 people imposed on the scheme, made his comments in an interview with Men & # 39; s Journal in February. An affidavit says Huffman's "spouse" attended talks at their Los Angeles home with a confidential witness of the scheme.

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive at the 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last September. (Photo: Dan MacMedan / USA today)

Asked about the best advice he had ever received, Macy's Men's Journal said, "Never lie. It's the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot and they're never worth what they cost."

He also told the magazine that "dishonesty" and "lack of character" are the human qualities he despises the most, referring to President Donald Trump as "my touchstone to the qualities I dislike" and gave his thoughts on how A man should deal with regret: "Like the flu – you let it run its course."

Macy also spoke in support of Huffman's approach to parents. "I married very well," he said. "It's fun for me to see Felicity. I love the way she meets our daughters."

He was also anti-lying when discussing politics in 2006 at the "Bobby" premiere of Robert Kennedy's murder E! Online reports.

"There is a kind of person who thinks it's okay to lie a little better for a good," Macy told the news site. "But people who lie a little too well are called liars, and that's the end of it."

USA TODAY has reached out to Macy's and Huffman's commentary representatives.

William H. Macy arrives at the Federal Court of L.A. March 12, 2019, the day Felicity Huffman was accused in a college bribe scheme. Macy was not charged. (Photo: Alex Gallardo / AP)

The couple were photographed Friday back to court hand in hand in LA.

Huffman and "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin, along with Loughlin's husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among more than 30 parents scheduled to be arrested on March 29 in Boston.

Crown Media, the parent company of the Hallmark Channel, announced on Thursday that it was linking to Loughlin, who had long been a staple on his network.

Contributing: Maria Puente and Leora Arnowitz

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