“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, gets her sentence after pleading guilty for her role in the college admission scandal.
Early this year Huffman along with several high-profile celebrities were involved in the scandal that captured nationwide attention as parents, coaches, and lawyers used their money to bribe universities to attend some of the most popular institutions. The case involved several well-known celebrities including, Felicity Huffman and “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin. Fifty people were charged in federal court for what is known as the longest-running conspiracy in U.S. history.
Huffman arrived in court, Friday to receive her sentence. She will spend 14 days behind bars and will have to pay a $30,000 fine, complete 250 hours, and will be put on a year’s probation.
After trial, the Oscar-nominated star said in a statement via email: “I accept the court’s decision today without reservation.” But Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen believes Huffman should have received a full month’s imprisonment saying there was “simply no excuse” for her behavior. Huffman’s attorney demanded that the star serve her prison sentence at a federal correctional institution in Dublin, California that accommodates 1,235 female inmates at a “low security” facility.
Other stars have shared their opinion on Felicity’s “light” punishment saying they are not surprised by Huffman’s sentence. The Grammy nominated star, John Legend had an interesting take on Huffman’s sentence. He said in a statement to TMZ, “I get why everyone gets mad when rich person X gets a short sentence and poor person of color Y gets a long one.” The star will report to prison on October 25th.