The Latest: Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

Felicity Huffman

FILE – This April 3, 2019 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman departing federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman to a month in jail for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photos/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) – The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Actress Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the sweeping college admissions scandal.

The “Desperate Housewives” star was sentenced in Boston’s federal court Friday after pleading guilty in May to a single count of conspiracy and fraud.

She was also given a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release.

She has admitted to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s SAT exam answers in 2017.

Prosecutors had recommended a month in prison and a $20,000 fine. Huffman’s lawyers said she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine.

Huffman said before sentencing that “I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. I have inflicted more damage than I could ever imagine.”

She’s the first parent to be sentenced among 34 charged in the scheme.

1:45 p.m.

“Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman has arrived at Boston’s federal court to learn her fate in the college admissions scandal.

The star held hands with her husband, actor William H. Macy, as Huffman’s brother followed the couple into the courthouse.

Huffman didn’t speak to reporters on her way in. Macy has not been charged in the scheme.

Huffman is being sentenced Friday afternoon after admitting to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in 2017.

Prosecutors are asking for a month in prison, while her lawyers recommend a year of probation.

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