On Friday in a Massachusetts court, the Oscar-nominated actress was sentenced to a 14 days in prison, plus supervised release for one year, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine for mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She is the first parent among more than 40 to be sentenced in an alleged $25 million racketeering scheme to help wealthy people get their children into elite universities.
Huffman remained composed as Judge Indira Talwani handed down the sentence. Her husband William H. Macy, who accompanied her to court, remained stoic. The actress has six weeks to report to a federal prison to begin her jail sentence.
“I don’t think anyone wants to be going to prison,” the judge said. “I do think this is the right sentence here. You move forward and you can rebuild your life after this. You pay your dues.”
Just before her sentencing, Huffman had told the judge she was “deeply sorry.”
“I take full responsibility for my actions and as a first step for making amends for my crime, I will accept whatever punishment you deem appropriate,” she said.
So this is the latest in the college admissions scandal. Felicity pleaded guilty so obviously she was going to be sentenced some time but this is less than the month sentenced that was apparently going to happen. Either way Felicity pleaded guilty unlike Lori Loughlin who never pleaded guilty…so whatever, Felicity will go to jail for 14 days and get some street cred for her kid.
Also if you watch Shameless it’s off putting to see William H. Macy not being the one who’s fucking up.