Prosecutors Want Felicity Huffman to Spend 1 Month In Prison Over Admissions Scandal
Felicity Huffman now knows exactly the consequences she’s facing after pleading guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal, and prosecutors definitely aren’t letting her off the hook.
According to newly filed documents, obtained by The Blast, federal prosecutors are recommending that the former “Desperate Housewives” star spend one month in prison, along with a year of supervised release.
They also want her to pay a $20,000 fine.
Prosecutors write that Huffman was “deliberate and manifestly criminal” in her actions, and that her crime wasn’t driven by “need or desperation,” but by a “sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness, facilitated by wealth and insularity.”
As we reported, Huffman pleaded guilty earlier this year to committing mail fraud and honest services fraud after giving a $15,000 payment to an SAT examination proctor in order to garner her daughter a favorable score.
Huffman, who recently starred in “When They See Us,” was hoping for a light sentence with house arrest, but prosecutors argued, “neither probation nor home confinement (in a large home in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool) would constitute meaningful punishment or deter others from committing similar crimes.”
In response to the prosecutor’s recommendation, Huffman’s legal team requested the judge in the case sentence the star to a one-year term of probation and 250 hours of community service.”
To help argue her case, Huffman had many friends and family members file letters of support in her case, including husband William H. Macy and former co-star, Eva Longoria.
The judge will have the final decision on how much time, if any, Huffman serves.