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Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison over college admissions scandal

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Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
The Desperate Housewives actress was sentenced for her involvement in the unlawful scheme (Picture: AP)

has been sentenced to 14 days in prison over the college admissions scandal.

The Desperate Housewives actress was sentenced for her involvement in the unlawful scheme, having pleaded responsible in May to paying $15,000 (£12,100) to physician her older daughter Sophia’s college entrance exams (allegedly with out her data.)

Prosecutors had requested for a month in prison and a $20,000 (£15,900) positive.

Her authorized staff had requested for a 12 months of probation in lieu of jail time, 250 hours of neighborhood service and a $20,000 positive.

‘I am deeply sorry to the students, parents, colleges and universities who have been impacted by my actions,’ Huffman advised the Boston court docket on Friday.

‘I am sorry to my daughter, Sophia, my daughter, Georgia, and my husband, Bill. I have betrayed them all.’

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Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman leaves court docket in May after pleading responsible (Picture: Reuters)

Over 50 folks had been charged together with dad and mom and athletic coaches; not one of the kids had been indicted.

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Huffman’s husband William H. Macy was not indicted both; the 69-year-old actor was one among 27 of Felicity’s nearest and dearest to submit a letter to the decide presiding over her case forward of sentencing, revealing that her relationship with her daughter’s had now deteriorated.

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Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy
Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy arrive in court docket in September (Picture: Getty)

In his letter, he described how his 56-year-old spouse’s relationship with her two daughters Sophia and Georgia ‘exploded on March 12th’ because the information turned public.

‘Rebuilding that relationship will be a long process,’ he wrote, ‘but I also want you to know Felicity has raised two amazing young women.’

Huffman’s Desperate Housewives co-star Eva Longoria additionally spoke out in assist for the actress, explaining how Felicity had leapt to her protection when she was being bullied on set.

‘I dreaded the days I had to work with that person because it was pure torture,’ she wrote.

‘Until at some point, Felicity advised the bully, “enough” and all of it stopped.

‘I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity.’

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