Saturday, October 31, 2020

Felicity Huffman reports to prison in college admissions bribery scandal


Felicity Huffman reported to Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on Tuesday to start her two-week prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The “Desperate Housewives” actor was sentenced in September. She pleaded guilty to fraud charges in May, admitting to paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT answers falsified as part of the scheme.

Huffman was the first parent to be sentenced in Operation Varsity Blues, and is the first person in the scandal to serve prison time.

A representative for Huffman told PEOPLE that Huffman reported to the prison Tuesday morning.

- Advertisement -

“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge [Indira] Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released,” the representative said.

Huffman was initially ordered to serve her sentence in jail, but her time will be instead served in prison.

Along with two weeks in prison, she was sentenced to a year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, and a $30,000 fine.

Huffman’s request to be sent to Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin was approved by the Bureau of Prisons ahead of the start of her sentence.

- Advertisement -

Her lawyer, Martin Murphy, had said the facility, which is located in a suburb of San Francisco, was the closest option to Huffman’s home in Los Angeles, according to Radar Online.

The prison was listed in Forbes’ 10 cushiest prisons in 2009, which said its “proximity to the Bay Area means gorgeous weather and easy travel options for visitors.”

According to the federal prison’s handbook, visitors are allowed between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Though the handbook prohibits sunbathing, it says that inmates can lay out on sundecks in shorts and shirts on weekends. CBS San Francisco reported that inmates can watch a lobby television and have to wear khaki clothing featuring their names and inmate numbers.

An affidavit said that Huffman arranged for her eldest daughter, Sophia, to take the SAT at the West Hollywood Test Center, where her answers were later corrected. Huffman then disguised the $15,000 she paid for the test correction as a charitable donation for disadvantaged young people.

Court documents said Huffman arranged for her younger daughter, Georgia, to be part of the scheme as well but later decided against it.



Actress Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence for role in college admissions scam

Actress Lori Loughlin reported to a federal prison in Northern California on Friday to start a two-month sentence for her role in a massive...

FirstEnergy fires CEO, other executives over Ohio bribery scandal

FirstEnergy Corp. has fired its CEO amid multiple federal investigations related to an Ohio nuclear bailout law passed year. The Akron-based utility company announced in a...

Ukraine’s court strips critical power from anti-corruption agency

Ukraine's Constitutional Court has stripped the country’s anti-corruption agency of some of its critical powers. The high court’s ruling published on October 28 declared it...

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sent back to prison for 17 years in corruption case

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was ordered back to prison on Thursday (Oct 29) as the country's Supreme Court upheld a 17-year jail...

Nigerian court declines to issue international arrest warrant for fugitive ex-Petroleum Minister in corruption case

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, refused an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an arrest...

Subscribe For More

Get our daily notification on the latest financial crimes news around the World


Latest News

This Week

Malta’s regulator fines Lombard Bank $397,000 over money laundering breaches

Lombard Bank has been fined €340,058 for breaching anti-money laundering obligations by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit. The breaches were identified by the FIAU in...

Dutch prosecutors seize $33m in bitcoin from couple convicted of money laundering

Prosecutors from the Netherlands have seized 2,532 bitcoins worth $33 million after a couple was convicted of money laundering by the Rotterdam District Court....

Actress Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence for role in college admissions scam

Actress Lori Loughlin reported to a federal prison in Northern California on Friday to start a two-month sentence for her role in a massive...

Actress Felicity Huffman complete full sentence for role in college admissions scam

Felicity Huffman has completed her full sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. As of Sunday, she has finished her sentence, which included jail...

Adblock Detected!

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting our website.

Enable Notifications    Ok No thanks