Desperate Housewives Star Felicity Huffman Is Beginning Her 14-Day Prison Sentence
The actress pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy back in May
American actress Felicity Huffman has reported to authorities in the state of California to begin her 14-day prison sentence.
Felicity, who we know mostly for her role as Lynette Scavo in the hit tv series Desperate Housewives, pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy back in May.
This comes as she admitted to paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to tamper with her daughter’s SATs score. Her reasoning for the scandal was wanting to ensure that her daughter would be accepted into the college of her choice.
As punishment, Felicity now must spend the next two weeks in the low-security federal prison in Dublin, California. In addition to this sentencing, she must also cough up a $30,000 fine and give 250 hours of her time to community service, while remaining on probation for one year following her prison release.
Back in May, a statement was released following her ruling in which she said:
“I accept the court’s decision today without reservation. 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.”
Continuing by issuing an apology to those affected by the situation, including her family and the educational community, she finished by saying:
“I can promise you that in the months and years to come that I will try and live a more honest life, serve as a better role model for my daughters and family and continue to contribute my time and energies wherever I am needed.
“My hope now is that my family, my friends, and my community will forgive me for my actions.”
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