Felicity Huffman Sentenced for role in College Scam
Written by: Zachary Reaves, Middle Tennessee News Reporter
"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the "Varsity Blues" college scam.
Huffman will complete 250 hours of community service, pay a $30,000 fine, serve one year of probation. Huffman's lawyers requested that Judge Indira Talwani not send the actress to prison and lighten fine, but the request was denied.
On March 13, a federal indictment was released with charges for 50 people, including Huffman. The parents allegedly bribed William "Rick" Singer, a college-entrance guru, who would help children of the wealthy parents gain admittance to elite colleges such as Georgetown and Stanford.
Huffman payed Singer to alter her daughters SAT scores, so she could gain admittance to the college of her choice. Prosecutors say that Huffman and others payed Singer more than $25 million in bribes during the scam, which lasted over a year.