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Actress Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Jail for College Admissions Scam

Actress Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Jail for College Admissions Scam

“The Desperate Housewives actress, 56, faced a judge on Friday afternoon”

A sentence of 14 days in jail doesn’t sound like much, but to someone like Felicity Huffman, it might as well be 18 months.

People reports:

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days Behind Bars in College Admissions Scam

Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days behind bars for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The Desperate Housewives actress, 56, faced a judge on Friday afternoon in a federal courtroom in Boston. In addition to the 14 days incarceration, the judge fined her $30,000 and said she would be on supervised release for one year. She will also have to do 250 hours of community service.

Huffman arrived in court holding the hand of her husband, William H. Macy. She wore a short-sleeved navy blue dress and low-heeled beige pumps.

She tearfully addressed the judge prior to sentencing, apologizing for her criminal actions and saying she deserved whatever sentence she got. While she spoke, Macy’s eyes welled up with tears.

After the sentence was handed down, Macy walked over to the defendant’s table and rubbed Huffman’s shoulders and hugged her from behind. Huffman reached up and held his hand. Later, Macy consoled Huffman, twice telling her, “It’s OK.”

She later left the courthouse with Macy and family members without speaking to reporters. The group got into a Chevy Traverse SUV that drove away.


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The Friendly Grizzly | September 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

I imagine one of the peasantry would be given a stiffer sentence.

A complete non-surprise. Too bad karma lasts longer than 14 days.

14 days? The judge needs to be pulled off the bench.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Tsquared. | September 15, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Of course you realize that this sentence is 14 days longer than Ted Kennedy received for killing a campaign worker.

    I would like to see a post with specifics as to what laws were violated and how she violated them. Specifics. Chapter and verse. I don’t care if her husband’s eyes welled up with tears, or whether they were holding hands, or what kind of car they left court in.

      healthguyfsu in reply to amatuerwrangler. | September 16, 2019 at 12:36 am

      She was convicted already and plead guilty to a series of charges. If you want to start being her internet appellate lawyer, go ahead and do your own googling.

Yeah, she told them she deserved whatever punishment had been worked out in advance behind closed doors.

What a strange sentence. If this crime was a serious threat to public order, the sentence is grossly inadequate. And if the crime isn’t a threat at all, she shouldn’t be incarcerated for so much as an hour. As crimes go, this one didn’t get my blood pressure up. So she bought something which wasn’t supposed to be for sale. It’s not burglary, it’s not shoplifting, it’s not embezzlement, it’s not extortion, it’s not spitting on the sidewalk, it’s not anything much . . . aside from overreaction, perhaps.

    I agree. Only reason to incarcerate her was vindictiveness. She’s not any kind of threat.

      healthguyfsu in reply to JimWoo. | September 16, 2019 at 12:31 am

      You’re forgetting about the teeth of enforcement as a deterrent for future misdeeds.

      You both should be ashamed…you sound like Democrats.

        The teeth of enforcement? Really? Here in Chicongo violent felons caught with firearms are being released into the community on low or no bond. Too many black men behind bars as stated by county politicians so they are fixing that. Those teeth have been pulled years ago.

amatuerwrangler | September 15, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Is it really criminal to send a surrogate to take an admission test? If the surrogate was an older sibling and did it for no compensation, would it still be a crime, assuming the act at bar is criminal? Is the organization that administers the SAT a government organization and does it make any difference to the SAT people whether or not surrogates are used?

It will be interesting and informative to see the defense presented by the other famous person.

I know that the SAT is not a solid predictor of college success; I got good scores (in 1961) and flunked out in the first year. Best thing that ever happened to me, BTW. 🙂

    healthguyfsu in reply to amatuerwrangler. | September 16, 2019 at 12:35 am

    You also didn’t learn to spell amateur (fitting).

    You’d also know that there is no one variable that can be the ultimate predictor of college success. It’s 4 years minimum (usually) with a whole confluence of factors. As a variable in a complex equation, though, it is one of the stronger ones available (mostly because the measure is well-controlled).