Felicity Huffman Is 'Relieved' After Receiving Only A 2-Week Prison Sentence
According to a report from Us Magazine, Felicity Huffman is relieved that she only received a 14-day prison sentence for her role in the College Admissions Scandal which rocked the entertainment news circuit earlier this year.
A source who spoke with the outlet described Felicity as both "grateful" and "relieved" that she wouldn't have to spend months or even years behind bars. The 56-year-old reportedly expects to receive no special treatment, serve the time, do the community service, and then move on with her life. The actress apparently is expecting to be treated the same as every other inmate in the prison.
On Friday, the 13th of September, Felicity was ordered to spend at least two weeks in prison, pay a $30,000 fine, as well as perform 250 hours of community service. The star pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.
Felicity reportedly paid $15,000 for her 19-year-old daughter to receive boosted SAT scores. The actress has another daughter, Georgia, 17, along with her husband and fellow Hollywood star, William H. Macy, the star of Shameless.
Following the ruling on Friday, the Desperate Housewives alum stated that she had accepted the court's decision, and was more than willing to take whatever punishment she was served with. Neama Rahmani said to reporters from Us Magazine that the ruling on Friday was "unheard of."
The legal expert, who was also a United States Attorney, said to the outlet that most federal sentences are handed down in either months or years, but never in days. She added that she had never heard of receiving such a small sentence in a federal case.
Neama added that it was probably Felicity Huffman's approach to the court case and her defense which bought her such a small sentence, in addition to the fact that she paid less money in bribes for her daughter to receive higher SAT scores.
Another star involved in the College Admissions Scandal, Lori Loughlin, is about to go on trial as well, however, in Lori's case, she pled not guilty to all the charges.