Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

Felicity Huffman arrives at the premiere for Over Her Dead Body at the Arclight Theatre, Los Angeles.
Felicity Huffman arrives at the premiere for Over Her Dead Body at the Arclight Theatre, Los Angeles.

A representative for Felicity Huffman says the actress has reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in the college admissions scandal.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin, is a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco area.

A federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman last month to 14 days in prison, a 30,000 US dollars (£23,000) fine, 250 hours of community service and a year’s probation.

The Desperate Housewives star pleaded guilty in May to fraud and conspiracy for paying an admissions consultant 15,000 US dollars (£12,000) to have a proctor correct her daughter’s Sat answers.

A statement from Huffman’s representative says that she “is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms Huffman’s actions”.

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