Felicity Huffman Reports to Prison for College Admission Scandal
The actress has begun her two-week sentence in a California prison for her role in the college admission fraud case.
Felicity Huffman reported for her two-week prison sentence on Tuesday after being found guilty for her role in a college admission scandal that charged more than 30 parents linked to the case. Huffman will spend 14 days in a federal prison in Dublin, California, after which she is required to pay a $30,000 fine and do 250 hours of community service.
In September, Huffman was given the sentence as part of a nationwide college admission scandal that erupted into a massive investigation and led to the arrests of several parents—including actress Lori Laughlin and her husband/ designer, Mossimo Giannulli. The couple pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Huffman was found to have paid $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT score using a proctor. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
The crimes stemmed from a larger scheme run by Rick Singer, who helped sway prominent universities into admitting children of well-to-do parents. Some paid for test scores to be changed, while others paid to have their kids be passed off as athletes. Some of the named universities involved are Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, and the University of Southern California.
Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macey, was not charged.