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.