Ready to move on. Desperate Housewives alum Felicity Huffman is feeling relieved that she’s finally been sentenced for her involvement in the nationwide college admissions scam scandal, and she’s happy with the outcome of her day in court.
“Felicity is grateful she only received 14 days in prison,” an insider told Us Weekly. “The probation report was favorable for Felicity, but there were no guarantees that the judge could have sentenced to her a much longer term.”
As In Touch previously reported, the 56-year-old actress was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday, September 13, after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud back in April. She was also sentenced to one year of probation and she has to complete 250 hours of community service, and she was fined $30,000.
After the judge revealed her sentence, Huffman said she “accepts the court’s decision today without reservation,” in a statement. “I broke the law. I have admitted that and I have pleaded guilty to this crime,” her statement continued. “There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.” She went on to apologize for her actions and she vowed to live a “more honest” life going forward so she can be a better role model for her daughters and family.
Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, took place in the college admissions scandal in which elite parents used bribery to secure a spot for their children at various universities across the country. Huffman and Macy allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” 19-year-old Sofia, according to documents obtained by In Touch after Felicity was indicted and arrested in March. The documents also claimed that “Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her youngest daughter,” 17-year-old Georgia, but then she allegedly decided “not to do so.”