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14 Days in Prison: Felicity Huffman sentenced
Famous for the series Desperate Housewives, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced by the court to 14 days in prison for fraudulently taking her child to university, Fox News reported.
Huffman was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service, one year in custody, and a fine of $ 30,000.
The prosecutor’s office requested a month in prison and insisted on a real prison term.
Huffman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and pay a bribe of $ 15,000 for adjusting her eldest daughter’s SAT exam answers for college. The conspiracy also involved the spouse of the actress William Macy, but he was not charged.
Actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for a bribe
Earlier it was reported that the US authorities revealed a large corruption scheme, under which young people for bribes entered prestigious US universities, in particular, at Yale and Stanford universities. It was noted that about 50 people participated in the corruption scheme, all of them were charged. Among those arrested were actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin, who became widely known for their roles in the television series Desperate Housewives and Full House.
Huffman, winner of the Emmy and Golden Globe awards, has also been nominated for Academy Award and BAFTA.