Felicity Huffman Gets 2 Weeks In Prison In College Admissions Scandal

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Felicity Huffman walked into federal court in Boston with husband William H. Macy Friday morning. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — 'Desperate Housewives' star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to fourteen days in prison for her part in the college admissions bribery scandal.

Huffman, who pleaded guilty back in May to a mail fraud charge, was also given 250 hours community service, a year of supervised release, and a $30,000 fine.

"I accept the court's decision today without reservation," Huffman wrote in a statement. "I have always been prepared to accept whatever punishment Judge Talwani imposed. I broke the law. I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period."

The actress admitted to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores in 2017.

 

A tearful Huffman addressed the court before sentencing, saying she's deeply ashamed of what she did, and deeply sorry to the students, parents, and colleges impacted.

On her way to the testing center two years ago with her daughter in tow, Huffman said, she had second thoughts and was going to turn around—but to her "eternal shame," she didn't.

She told the court her daughter, Sophia, told her she felt like she didn't know who her mother really was, and asked, "Why didn't you believe in me?"

Her husband, fellow actor William H. Macy, was at court to support her. She left court holding Macy's hand, without speaking to the throng of reporters gathered outside.

Huffman's attorney asked the judge to recommend that Huffman serve her two weeks at the federal prison in Dublin, California, closest to her home.

Huffman will self-report to prison October 25 to serve her sentence.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

 

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