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Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy and her brother Moore Huffman Jr., back, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. Photo: (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy and her brother Moore Huffman Jr., back, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston.

Updated: September 13, 2019 03:12 PM

Actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the sweeping college admissions scandal.

The "Desperate Housewives" star was sentenced in Boston's federal court Friday after pleading guilty in May to a single count of conspiracy and fraud.

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She was also given a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release.

Judgment day for Huffman, facing possible prison for scam

She has admitted to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter's SAT exam answers in 2017.

Prosecutors had recommended a month in prison and a $20,000 fine. Huffman's lawyers said she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine.

Huffman said before sentencing that "I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. I have inflicted more damage than I could ever imagine."

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

Huffman was stoic in court, telling U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani she "betrayed" her daughters and her actor husband, William H. Macy.

After her sentencing, she said via email: "I accept the court's decision today without reservation."

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