Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman jailed in college admissions scandal

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman jailed in college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in a sweeping college admissions scandal.

The Desperate Housewives star was sentenced in Boston’s federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of conspiracy and fraud.

She was also given a 30,000 dollar fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release.

Felicity Huffman arrives at court in Boston with her husband William H Macy (Elise Amendola/AP)
Felicity Huffman arrives at court in Boston with her husband William H Macy (Elise Amendola/AP)

She has admitted to paying an admissions consultant 15,000 dollars to have a proctor correct her daughter’s SAT exam answers in 2017.

Prosecutors had recommended a month in prison and a 20,000 dollar fine.

Huffman’s lawyers said she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a 20,000 dollar fine.

The actress said before sentencing that “I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. I have inflicted more damage than I could ever imagine”.

She is the first parent to be sentenced among 34 charged in the scheme.

- Press Association

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