LOS ANGELES (Selection.com) – Felicity Huffman reported to federal prison in Dublin, California, on Wednesday morning to start her two-week sentence for paying to cheat on her daughter’s SAT test.
Huffman pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud, admitting that she paid US$15,000 [approx. $22,200] to consultant Rick Singer to increase her daughter’s SAT score. Judge Idira Talwani sentenced her final month to 14 days in prison, plus a US$30,000 [appox. $44,399] fine and a single year of supervised release. She was initially ordered to turn herself in on October 25.
“Felicity Huffman reported nowadays for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA,” her representative stated in a statement. “Ms. Huffman is ready to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as a single portion of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will start serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — a single year of supervised release, with situations such as 250 hours of neighborhood service — when she is released.”
Huffman was the 1st parent to be sentenced in Operation Varsity Blues, the sprawling federal investigation of cheating in elite college admissions. A number of other parents have due to the fact been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 5 months in prison.
Huffman gave a tearful apology at her sentencing hearing on Sept. 13, “I was frightened, I was stupid and I was so incorrect,” she stated at the time. “I am deeply ashamed of what I have carried out.”
In a letter to the court, Huffman stated she was motivated by panic that her daughter would not get admitted to college to study acting.
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“In my desperation to be a excellent mother I talked myself into believing that all I was carrying out was providing my daughter a fair shot,” she wrote.
The prosecution asked for a sentence of a single month, arguing that Huffman knew she was committing a crime.
“Her efforts weren’t driven by will need or desperation, but by a sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness, facilitated by wealth and insularity,” the U.S. Attorney’s Workplace argued.
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