Felicity Huffman Reports to Prison for Role in College Admissions Scam

Felicity Huffman Makes Court Appearance in April 2019. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison Tuesday to begin a 14-day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The Desperate Housewives star surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, according to The Associated Press. The facility, located just outside San Francisco, is a low-security prison for women.

Huffman is expected to serve the full 14 days because there is no time off for good behavior in the federal prison system for sentences of less than a year.

“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,” a representative for the actress said in a statement to the media.

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The Emmy Award-winning performer pleaded guilty in May to fraud and conspiracy after paying a fixer $15,000 to have someone correct her oldest daughter’s answers on the SAT exam.

Last month a federal judge in Boston sentenced her to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and one year’s probation.

Following an FBI investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” Huffman was one of 50 high-profile individuals, including Full House actress Lori Loughlin, charged in the case. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty in the case.

The massive scam involved changing test results, hiring proctors to take exams for children and superimposing kids’ faces onto pictures of real student athletes, to guarantee college admission through athletics programs.

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