Actress Huffman gets 14 days in jail for role in college admissions scandal

%28Photo+courtesy+of+Walt+Disney+Television%2C+CC+BY-ND+2.0%29+Actress+Felicity+Huffman+was+sentenced+to+14+days+in+jail+for+her+role+in+a+widespread+college+admissions+scandal+in+spring+2019.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Actress Huffman gets 14 days in jail for role in college admissions scandal

(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Television, CC BY-ND 2.0) Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in a widespread college admissions scandal in spring 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Television, CC BY-ND 2.0) Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in a widespread college admissions scandal in spring 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Television, CC BY-ND 2.0) Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in a widespread college admissions scandal in spring 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Television, CC BY-ND 2.0) Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in a widespread college admissions scandal in spring 2019.

By Cristian Cataldo, News Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in jail on Sept. 13 for paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s standardized test scores. The judge decided that Huffman lied and hoped to gain her daughter’s admission from paying a large sum of money.

Huffman was one of 51 people accused of bribing college administrators, paying from ranges $15,000 to $1.2 million. These 51 people were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, honest services mail fraud, and money laundering. Huffman pleaded guilty to the charges brought against her and her husband and faced a maximum of 6 months.

“I will deserve whatever punishment you give me,” Huffman said in a September 13th, Boston Globe article.

The prosecution thought a month in prison would do the trick, but her lawyers disagreed. The defense wanted to see Huffman only get probation for her actions. Judge Indira Talwani decided that Huffman needed to see some jail time.

“I think she should be going to jail, she cheated the system,” senior Johnny Baskinger said.

The excuse of trying to be good parents would not work. Judge Talwani made that perfectly clear to the defense.