On Friday, the court sentenced Felicity Huffman, Oscar nominated actress for paying thousand of dollars to the college counselor for correcting the wrong answers on her daughter’s SAT score. This happened in 2017. When the charges were pressed against the actress in May, she pleaded guilty.
Huffman, admired for her role in the “Desperate Housewives” and wife of actor William H. Macy, tried to bribe those in charge for scoring her daughter’s grade to ensure that her daughter’s chances of attending elite college was higher. As per the court orders, Huffman is ordered to pay $30,000 in fine and has been asked to perform 250 hours of community service.
The federal prosecutors had recommended a longer jail time. However, the U.S. District Court in Boston has sentenced Huffman for two weeks. This isn’t as lenient as Felicity Huffman had requested for. She expected a non-jail sentence.
In her statement, Huffman mentioned, “I broke the law. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.”
The actress is now among those parents who choose wrong means to make sure that their children get the best of all. Even if it means bribing test proctors, or other fixers.
According to the charges, Felicity Huffman who is 56, paid a bribe of $15,000 as part of a cheating scheme. She wanted the college counselor to correct wrong answers on the SAT scores taken by her oldest daughter in 2017. To these charges, the actress pleaded guilty in May.
Massachusetts federal court prosecutors recommended one month jail time for Huffman which then be followed by 1 year of supervised release. They also suggested a fine of $20,000.
However, the lawyers of Huffman requested for a year of probation. They also suggested 250 hours of community service along with the probation as well as a $20,000 fine.
According to the reports, Huffman would be provided a future date to report to her sentence in the jail.