Felicity Huffman Reports to Prison After College Admissions Scandal Guilty Plea

Actress begins 14-day sentence 10 days ahead of schedule

Last Updated: October 15, 2019 @ 10:16 AM

Felicity Huffman reported to prison on Tuesday to begin her two-week prison sentence for her role in the nationwide college admissions cheating case.

The actress was sentenced to 14 days last month by Judge Indira Talwani in a Boston federal court. Federal prosecutors had recommended a one-month sentence last week. Huffman had been ordered to report to the Bureau of Prison on Oct. 25. After her two weeks, she is sentenced to one year of probation and must pay a $30,000 fine.

“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,” a representative for the actress said in a statement. “She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed–one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service–when she is released.”

Huffman, along with actress Lori Loughlin, was arrested in March as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating case. In total, the people arrested were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC in what authorities described as the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.”

In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. At that time, federal prosecutors recommended a sentence of four months.

Huffman and her spouse — “Shameless” star William H. Macy, who was not charged — made a charitable donation of $15,000 to participate in a college entrance exam cheating scheme led by Rick Singer, on behalf of her oldest daughter. Huffman had initially planned to do the same thing for her youngest daughter, before backing out.

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