Huffman receives sentence for charges in the college admission scandal

Maureen Grimaldo

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced earlier today in a Boston courthouse for the charges she received from her involvement in the college admissions scandal, the District of Massachusetts announced in a press release.

The judge sentenced Huffman to 14 days in federal prison and one year of supervised release. The “Desperate Housewives” star was also ordered pay a fine of $30,000. Huffman must report to the Bureau of Prison by Oct. 25 for her 14 day stay, according to the press release.

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Huffman is the first parent sentenced in the scandal. This sentence differed from the recommended one month in prison with a one year supervised release and a fine of $20,000.

Huffman was officially charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, which she pled guilty to, on May 23, 2019.

She was arrested for her participation in a SAT scam where she paid $15,000 for her daughter’s answers to be corrected. Huffman was one of a dozen parents that were involved in the scam, which included faking sports involvement to gain admission into Universities.

Her husband, fellow actor William H. Macy, accompanied her to and from the court house. The press outside the courthouse reported that neither Macy nor Huffman provided a comment when exiting.

Sentencing dates for other parents involved, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, are yet to be scheduled according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

The Hornet previously published full details of the FBI arrest and investigation when in the news broke back in March 2019.

Inside the court house Huffman made a statement prior to sentencing addressed to students, parents and Universities that were impacted by the scandal, “I am deeply ashamed of what I have done.”