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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 07:10 PM

College admissions bribery scandal: Prosecutors call for Felicity Huffman to spend a month in jail [View all]

Source: NBC News

Prosecutors call for Felicity Huffman to spend a month in jail

The federal prosecutors recommended that after spending a month in jail the actress should also have a year of supervised release.

Sept. 6, 2019, 5:30 PM EDT / Updated Sept. 6, 2019, 5:46 PM EDT
By Tom Winter and Daniel Arkin

Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman should serve a month in jail and pay a $20,000 fine for her role in the college admissions scandal, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Friday.

Huffman tearfully pleaded guilty earlier this year to committing mail fraud and honest services fraud in connection with a $15,000 payment to have an SAT examination proctor correct one of her daughter's answers on the test.

The actress, who co-starred on the ABC drama "Desperate Housewives" and earned an Oscar nomination for "Transamerica," also inquired about the same scheme for another daughter, although she never carried out that plan.

In the filing, the prosecutors wrote to the judge in the case that Huffman's conduct was "deliberate and manifestly criminal."

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"In the context of this case, 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," the prosecutors wrote.

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Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/prosecutors-call-felicity-huffman-spend-month-jail-n1050951

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