Felicity Huffman's Sentencing: You Won't Believe It
Felicity Huffman faced sentencing today for her part in the college admissions scandal in May. The former Desperate Housewives star is being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores.
Reportedly, prosecutors had suggested the max of four months in prison and a $20,000 fine. Her lawyers asked for a sentence of one year of probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine, according to People.
Huffman's original plan was to not go down without a fight. In an attorney filing, she submitted a letter to the judge, which in part stated:
"I don't write this letter to you in any way to justify my wrongdoing, my guilt or to avoid conscious acceptance of the consequences. In my desperation to be a good mother, I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot. I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair. I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter, and failed my family."
So what did she get?
The actress will serve 14 days of incarceration, plus a $30,000 fine and will be on supervised release for one year.
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