August 4, 2021

Actress Felicity Huffman goes to prison for college bribery scheme

The actress Felicity Huffman entered the low security Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California a few hours ago to begin serving a 14 day sentence for his involvement in the bribery plot in American universities.

“Felicity Huffman has entered today to serve her sentence,” the interpreter’s representative told People magazine, after which she stated that she “is prepared to serve the period of imprisonment ordered by the juez talwani as part of the punishment he imposed for his actions ”.

Actress Felicity Huffman on her way out of court last September, when she received her sentence

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Those Actions of which his representative has spoken and which became known a few months ago when the controversial plot that directly incriminated various celebrities such as Huffman or actress Lori Laughlin to bribe people to ensure your children’s access to certain universities, in the case of Emmy winner they boil down to falsifying her daughter Sophia’s college entrance exam result.

In May Huffman declared culpable of having paid to admissions consultant Rick Singer $ 15,000 for this modify your daughter’s entrance exam answers, after which she was sentenced to two weeks in federal prison, to pay a fine of more than $ 30,000, to meet some 250 hours of community services already ayear of probation.

FILE - This Sept. 13, 2019 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman, center, leaving federal court after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal in Boston. A representative for Huffman says she reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Last month a federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year's probation after she pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy for paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter's SAT answers. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Actress Felicity Huffman on her way out of court last September, when she received her sentence

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In her day, the actress revealed the words of his daughter upon learning of the crimes her mother had committed to get her admitted to the university she wanted: “My daughter looked me in the eye and with tears streaming down her face she asked me: ‘Why didn’t you believe in me? Why didn’t you think I could do it myself? ‘

According to a source close to Huffman and her husband, also actor William H. Macy, to People, the actress “is embarrassed and ready to leave this behind“, After which he admitted that” the family has gone through some difficult moments, but he’s fighting the best he can. They know it will take a while. “


“I promise that in the coming months and years I will try to live a more honest life. My hope now is that my family, my friends, and my community will forgive me for my actions.”Stated in conclusion the interpreter in the Boston court just a few weeks ago, after which she received her judgment.