Felicity Huffman who was given a 14-day sentence for her role in the college admission scandal was given a release from the prison on Friday.
Last month the star was sentenced by a federal judge in Boston for 14 days in prison, along with $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and 1 year of probation period after she had pleaded guilty for the fraud. Felicity was found involved in a conspiracy for paying an admission consultant $15000 t a proctor for correcting her daughter’s SAT answer sheet.
Reportedly the Desperate Housewives star was set to be released from the Federal Correctional Institution on October 27 but has served only 11 days of her initial 14 days sentence.
As said by the prison officials, it is just a part of their normal policy that inmates set yo be released on weekends should be released on Friday.
After her exposure in the fraud case, the 56-year-old actress tearfully apologized for her tremendous mistake and pleaded by saying that it was extremely wrong of her to commit such a mistake. She was the first parent to be sentenced in the college admission scandal after being found guilty in the mail fraud case.
Reports say that Felicity took total charge of her mistakes and delivered a heartfelt apology to all the parents, students, colleges, and universities who have been impacted by her deed. She further apologized to her daughters Sophia and Georgia and also her husband Bill as she has betrayed them all.
The actor showed her deep regret and guilt over an email last month stating that she is in full acceptance of the sin she has committed and takes for responsibility for the consequences that will follow.
She was also found apologizing to the students who work tremendously for getting admissions in the college and also to their parents who make equal sacrifices to support their children. She feels ashamed for her activities given the honesty the other parents show toward their children.
She also claimed that her daughter was unaware of her intentions and deeds and such action from her end has set a wrong example for her. She also agreed that no amount of pleading or excuse will ever justify her behavior and help her daughter go forward in life.
The entire case surrounds 51 people who have been equally found guilty in the admission scam case. Authorities say that many of them are accused of paying William Rick Singer, an admission consultant to let someone else take tests for their children or to correct their answers.
While other parents have been found guilty of paying Singer to bribe coaches in exchange for helping their children get into schools as fake athletic recruits.
Huffman had paid $15,000 to Singer for increasing her older daughter’s SAT scores.
Although the amount which Huffman had paid to alter the scores was comparatively lower to other parents, who were accused of paying $500,000.
Huffman’s fellow actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli also pleaded not guilty in the same case. But both of them were accused of paying $500,000 as a bribe to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither of them is a rower.
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