October 28, 2019
Felicity Huffman Released After Serving 11 Days Out Of 14-Day Sentence For College Admissions Scandal

Felicity Huffman was released from a California jail Friday morning after serving an 11-day sentence, which was three days less than the two-week sentence she was initially given for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.

Per a Friday report from NBC News, the 56-year-old actress started her stay at a jail in Dublin, California, just over 10 days ago -- on October 15. Inmates at this facility are typically released early if their release had been scheduled to occur on a weekend, a prison official said.

In addition to the jail time served, Huffman was also told to pay a $30,000 fine, to perform 250 hours of community service, and to serve one year of probation.

Huffman pleaded guilty to paying someone to proctor and change the results of her daughter's SAT test, an act which saw her daughter's score jump by some 400 points from the score she received during a previously administered practice version of the test. Her daughter reportedly scored 1420 out of a possible 1600 points on the SATs after her answers were later changed by the proctor whom her mother had paid.

Huffman reportedly shelled out $15,000 in exchange for the proctor to alter her daughter's test. Her daughter, Sophia Macy, reportedly did not know of her mother's actions regarding her SATs. Huffman said she paid to have the college admissions test altered so that Macy could get into a better school. As The Inquisitr previously noted, Huffman's involvement was relatively small compared to other parents involved in the scandal, but her name received a greater degree of attention due to her celebrity status.

The Desperate Housewives star has reportedly already paid the fine associated with the scandal. As The Inquisitr noted, there have been disputes regarding whether or not the punishment for her involvement in the scandal -- which also notably included actress Lori Loughlin --was severe enough to fit her actions.

Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, who pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against her, now faces new felony bribery charges as a result of her involvement in the scandal. Per Radar Online, the U.S. Attorney overseeing the case warned parents that they would face new charges if they did not plead guilty to the charges they already faced.

Lori Loughlin exits the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse after appearing in Federal Court.
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Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, who both pleaded not guilty in response to charges over their alleged involvement, reportedly paid $500,000 in order to have their two daughters listed as members of the crew team at the University of Southern California, so that they could attend that school.