Felicity Huffman jail term started when she reported to a California federal correctional institution Tuesday to serve time for her part in the college admissions scandal.
Actress Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in Dublin, California, on Tuesday to begin serving a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scam, a spokesperson told.
“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge (Indira) Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,” the report stated. “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.”
The actress, Felicia Hoffman 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.
The low-security federal correctional facility southeast of San Francisco has a population of about 1,227 inmates, with about 1,052 at the prison and another 175 at a camp, according to its website.
The “Desperate Housewives” star approved paying $15,000 to Rick Singer, the admitted mastermind of the college-admission scheme, to boost her daughter’s SAT scores by 400 points compared with test results the student got a year earlier.
Huffman is one of 15 parents who’ve pleaded guilty in College Admission Fraud, the largest ever executed by the U.S.
Lori Loughlin, famous for her role on TV program Full House, and her fashion designer husband is still fighting charges after prosecutors accused them of paying to have their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as athletes, despite the fact that neither child played the sport. Officials state the investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, is the largest-ever university admissions case prosecuted by the US Justice Department.
In a report to the court, Huffman attempted to explain why she carried out the crime.”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,” Huffman added in the three-page letter.
“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.”
Felicity Huffman Jail Term expected to be about 14 days because the federal prison system does not allow time off for good behavior for sentences for less than one year.