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Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in admissions scandal

1 month 17 hours 37 minutes ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 September 13, 2019 7:29 AM September 13, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

UPDATE: Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in admissions scandal, possible sign of what's to come for others charged.

BOSTON (AP) - Actress Felicity Huffman is returning to court to be sentenced for her role in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal.

The "Desperate Housewives" star is scheduled to appear in Boston's federal court Friday after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy and fraud in May. She has admitted to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter's SAT exam answers in 2017.

Prosecutors are recommending a month in prison and a $20,000 fine. Huffman's lawyers say she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine. Huffman says she has "a deep and abiding shame" for her actions but was only trying to be a good parent.

She's the first parent to be sentenced among 34 charged in the scheme.

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