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Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman jailed for 14 days

By newadmin / Published on Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 08:39 AM / Comments Off on Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman jailed for 14 days / 15 views


Felicity Huffman has been jailed in her college bribery case.

The Desperate Housewives star, who arrived at the court with her husband William H Macy, has been sentence to 14 days behind bars by a judge at Boston Criminal Court today.

She’s also been ordered to pay a $30,000 fine, complete one year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

TMZ reports that she said: “I am deeply sorry to the students, parents, colleges and universities impacted by my actions.

“I have inflicted more damage [on her daughter] than I could’ve ever imagined.”

She added: “I was frightened, I was stupid and I was so wrong. I am deeply ashamed of what I have done.”

 

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman jailed in college bribery case

Felicity Huffman arrives at the federal courthouse with her husband William H. Macy

Huffman had pleaded guilty to the charges.

The actress, 56, admitted one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

She had been accused of paying a $15,000 bribe to boost her daughter’s SAT score to get her into an elite college.

She previously confirmed her intention to enter a guilty plea after striking a deal with prosecutors.

Back in April, she said: “I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney’s Office.

“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done.

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“I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.

“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.

“I want to apologise to them and, especially, I want to apologise to the students who work hard every day to get into college… 

“And to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”