Felicity Huffman Sentenced


On Friday, September 13, 2019, in a Boston federal court, Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison after paying thousands of dollars to inflate her daughter’s SAT score to get her into a better college.

In the latest breakthrough of Operation Varsity Blues, Huffman was charged with paying $15,000 so her daughter, Sophia, could have her SAT score inflated without her daughter’s knowledge. Her sentence will last 14 days, though some say she should get more time. According to prosecutors, the Desperate Housewives star acted out of what they called “a sense of entitlement” or “moral cluelessness,” urging she be sentenced to a month in prison.

But for all you Desperate Housewives fans, don’t worry, Huffman’s attorney requested that she serve time in one of the most luxurious prisons in California. Located in Dublin, California, the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin has extremely lenient rules, even allowing their inmates to sunbathe on weekends. However, the Bureau of Prisons with have the final decision as to where she can serve her time. The decision will be announced when she reports to the Bureau on October 25, 2019.

The actress has spoken out on her actions, stating that her daughter knew nothing about this ordeal and that she has betrayed her in a “misguided and profoundly wrong way.”

Assistant US Attorney Eric Rosen added his opinion, stating that Huffman did not have “the moral compass and integrity” that most parents have to ensure they do not cross the line.

Full House star Lori Loughlin was also amongst those in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal who paid a large amount of money to get their child into a better college. The actress and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella into the University of Southern California as crew athletes. Olivia Jade, 19, and her sister Isabella, 21, have never been on a crew team and did not have the grades to get into USC. Their parents decided not to take a plea deal.

Felicity Huffman’s sentence is said to be weighing pretty heavily on Loughlin, who may be sentenced to a maximum of 40 years.

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