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The developer who pleaded guilty to paying a company to help his daughter cheat on a college entrance exam as part of a massive federal investigation into a college admissions bribery scheme apologized Tuesday for his actions.

In a statement sent through a law firm, Robert Flaxman, a real estate developer with ties to several large Arizona projects, thanked his family, friends and business partners for their “extraordinary and unwavering support during this difficult time.”

Separately, Flaxman’s company sought to assure the public and investors that its plans for developing a massive area in north Phoenix would continue despite his plea. 

He also thanked his children, two of whom the federal…