Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for role in college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty for her role in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that broke in March 2019. She will also be forced to pay a fine of $30,000 and complete 250 hours of community service. After her release from prison, Huffman will be under supervised release for one year.

She must report to prison on Oct. 25 to begin her sentence.

Huffman, 56, was in tears as she addressed Massachusetts Federal Judge Indira Talwani and recalled the day she drove her daughter to the testing center where her scores would later be fabricated. “I remember thinking ‘Turn around, just turn around,'” she said, according to multiple outlets. “To my eternal shame, I didn’t.”

She apologized to the “students, parents, colleges and universities who’ve been impacted by my actions,” as well as to her daughters, Sophia and Georgia, and her husband, actor William H. Macy.

“I take full responsibility for my actions,” she said, adding, “I will deserve whatever punishment you give me.”

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