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Felicity Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

Prosecutors are asking for a month in prison, while her lawyers recommend a year of probation.

Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
Image: Elise Amendola via AP

ACTRESS FELICITY HUFFMAN has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the sweeping college admissions scandal .

The Desperate Housewives actress was sentenced in Boston’s federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of conspiracy and fraud.

Today, she was also given a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release.

She has admitted to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s SAT exam answers in 2017.

Prosecutors had recommended a month in prison and a $20,000 fine. Huffman’s lawyers said she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine.

Huffman said before sentencing that “I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. I have inflicted more damage than I could ever imagine.”
She’s the first parent to be sentenced among 34 charged in the scheme.

Prosecutors are asking for a month in prison, while her lawyers recommend a year of probation.

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