Many people think 14 days of prison time is nothing given the crime Felicity Huffman was found guilty of.
US actress Felicity Huffman was found guilty of having paid $15,000 to change her daughter’s test answers around. The crime was committed in 2017. Huffman has been given 14 days of prison time, along with 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine.
The actress said in a statement, “There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period. I would like to apologize again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions.”
She added, “And I especially want to apologise to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.”
Prosecutors originally asked for a month in prison and a $20,000 fine. Her legal team asked for a year of probation, 250 hours community service and a $20,000 fine. Judge Indira Talwani said “trying to be a good mother does not excuse” Huffman’s actions.
Prosecutors said in a memo “neither probation nor home confinement (in a large home in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool) would constitute meaningful punishment or deter others from committing similar crimes”.
Huffman is the first parent sentenced in the scandal. 50 other people were involved in the scandal. They had all either paid bribes or altered exams or talents to make their children’s college applications better than they were. The students eventually ended up at schools like Yale, Georgetown and Stanford.
None of the children were involved in the scandal.
Felicity Huffman has to serve 14 days of prison time in about six weeks.
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