Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days prison

US actress Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives, American Crime) has been sentenced to 14 days after pleading guilty to paying $15,000 in a college admissions scam.

Judge Indira Talwani also ordered her to serve 250 hours of community service and a year of probation, and pay a $30,000 fine. The sentence was less than the one month term recommended by Prosecutors.

“Trying to be a good mother doesn’t excuse this,” the judge said. “The outrage in this case is a system that is already so distorted by money and privilege in the first place… You took the step of having one more advantage to put your child ahead.”

Huffman was one of 33 parents ensnared in the initial FBI investigation into cheating in elite college admissions.

“In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot,” she wrote in a letter to the judge.

Her husband, actor William H. Macy, told the court in a letter that Huffman has received no acting offers or auditions since the scandal broke.

Full House actress Lori Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to a similar charge.

Huffman was ordered to report to prison on October 25.

Source: Variety

7 Comments:

    • Or, what about both in which the fine goes to a struggling school and have her do her community service at said school. May I suggest the Bronx, which is where there is a lot of people who are struggling to make ends meet, and has some of the toughest schools in the US.

      I was on the South China Morning Post website a couple of months ago and it is not just Hollywood stars that has been caught up in this, as rich parents have also faked many things (including sporting prowess) and got their children in, despite not being good at the sport they claimed to be good at. One student said she got into Stanford on hard work, even though her parents paid US$6.5 million for her to get into said university.

    • She’s actually a very good actress. Always a standout in Desperate Housewives, but her film resume is impressive too. I’ll watch anything she’s in which is why when this news broke it was very disappointing

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