Probation or jail? Felicity Huffman to be sentenced Friday in college admissions scheme – NBC News
“There is no justification for what I have done,” the actress wrote in a letter to the judge. “I could have said ‘no’ to cheating on the SAT scores.”
Felicity Huffman will learn Friday how she will be punished for her role in a massive college admissions scandal that exposed how well-heeled parents paid a college fixer to get their children into elite universities.
The Oscar-nominated actress, 56, is set to be sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty in May to paying thousands of dollars to boost her daughter’s college admission hopes. She pleaded guilty to committing mail fraud and honest services fraud.
Federal prosecutors have said that she should serve a month in prison and pay a $20,000 fine. And while probation officials did not explicitly recommend a sentence for Huffman, they said that there was “no victim” or any “actual or intended loss.”