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Felicity Huffman Gets Sentenced For College Admissions Scandal

By Stephanie Nuzzo September 14, 2019

Huffman broke into tears while in court. 

Felicity Huffman has had her day in court this weekend; receiving her sentence for conspiracy to commit mail fraud. 

As People reports, the Desperate Housewives star was sentenced to 14 days in jail for paying to have her daughter's SAT results falsified. 

Huffman pled guilty to the accusations back in May of this year. The actress admitted to having paid William 'Rick' Singer USD 15,000 to arrange to have her daughter's test scores raised. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that Huffman was also sentenced to one year's probation, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine. 

The WSJ shares that Huffman wrote a letter to U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani alleging that Singer was initially working as a tutor for her daughter. However, this changed once he began suggesting the young woman would have little chance of winning a place at performing-arts schools with the marks she was getting.

“I felt an urgency which built to a sense of panic that there was this huge obstacle in the way that needed to be fixed for my daughter’s sake,” she wrote. 

“As warped as this sounds now, I honestly began to feel that maybe I would be a bad mother if I didn’t do what Mr. Singer was suggesting.” 

Huffman is the first public figure to be sentenced for the scam. She is among 50 others involved in the controversy.

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