Felicity Huffman Gets Prison Time Over Role In Bribery Scandal

Felicity Huffman Gets Prison Time Over Role In Bribery Scandal
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'Desperate Housewives' actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison and fined $30,000 over her role in an Ivy League Bribery scandal. As Fox News reports:

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison and a $30,000 fine for her role in a sprawling college admissions scandal involving rich and famous families who funneled cash to fixers in order to get their kids into the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities.

Huffman, 56, must self-report to a facility chosen by the federal Bureau of Prisons on Oct. 25. She also received one year of probation and ordered to perform 250 hours of community service.

"I think this is the right sentence here," U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani told Huffman. "You can move forward and rebuild your life after this. Without this sentence, I think the community around you would ask why you got away with this."

A tearful Huffman had addressed Judge Talwani in Boston federal court before she received her sentence.


Huffman was the first of 51 defendents charged in the massive scandal.
 
 Source: American Update

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