Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in jail, one year of supervised release, and250 hours of community service for her role in the college admissions scandal. She will also pay a $30,000 fine.
The award winning actress spent $15,000 to get her daughter’s SAT test taken by someone else, and gain admission to college.
Huffman pleaded guilty immediately in federal court in Boston. Today she apologized in court. But Judge Indira Talwani said Huffman knew what she did was wrong, saying, “She knew it was a fraud it was not an impulsive act.”
Huffman told the court: “I am sorry to you.”
“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done,” Huffman told the judge. “At the end of the day I had a choice to make. I could have said ‘no.’”
Prosecutors had wanted a 30 day jail sentence, so Huffman got a better deal in the end. Certainly the fact that she has no prior legal issues and was immediately contrite and did not fight her case or plead not guilty helped.
Now actress Lori Loughlin and her husband can get an idea of what’s going to happen to them if they lose their case. They pleaded not guilty after being accused of spending $500.000 to get their daughter into USC.