Magazine article Screen International

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison over College Admissions Scandal

Magazine article Screen International

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison over College Admissions Scandal

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’There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.’

The actor Felicity Huffman will serve 14 days in prison for her part in the college admissions scandal and becomes the first parent to be sentenced.

Huffman reports to prison on October 25 and was also handed a fine of $30,000, 250 hours of community service, and one year of supervised release. She told the court in Boston on Friday (13) that she accepted her punishment “without reservation”.

The star of Desperate Housewives and Transamerica pleaded guilty in May to one count of conspiracy and fraud in a deal with prosecutors after it emerged that she paid $15,000 to a consultant William ‘Rick’ Singer to inflate her daughter’s SAT college entrance scores under a scheme.

Her husband, the actor William H. Macy, was not charged and Huffman said her daughter knew nothing about the payment.

To date around 50 people have been charged in the college admissions scandal. …

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