Felicity Huffman Released After 11-Day Prison Stay | KCET
Felicity Huffman Released After 11-Day Prison Stay
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman was released today from a low-security federal prison camp in Northern California 11 days into a 14-day sentence for her part in the college admissions scam, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
Huffman, 56, was sentenced to the prison time in September. She was also ordered to spend a year on supervised release, pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
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The “Desperate Housewives” actress pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for paying a $15,000 bribe to have a proctor correct her daughter's answers on a college- entrance exam. She was the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the wide-ranging college-admissions cheating scandal, a probe dubbed “Varsity Blues.”
Huffman was set to be released from prison Sunday, but was allowed to leave Friday as a result of normal policy for inmates who are due to be released on weekends, officials said.
“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges in the scandal.
Dozens of parents and college athletic coaches were implicated in the 52-defendant nationwide bribery scandal, in which wealthy parents paid Newport Beach businessman William “Rick” Singer thousands of dollars to have their children's entrance-exam scores doctored. In other cases, students were falsely admitted to elite universities as athletic recruits, even though they never had any experience in the sports for which they were being recruited.
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