3:33 pm PT – We've just received the verdict from the Probation Department, and the reason the department thinks there's no time behind bars is okay, because there is NO sacrifice. The report is clear … nobody lost a cent because Felicity hired someone to do the SAT test. The prosecution has repeatedly denounced prosecutors claiming various forms of loss, including emotional distress, damage to the reputation of schools, etc.
This could be the most important sentence, especially for defendants such as Lori Loughlin . – "There was no actual or intended loss." The word "intended" is significant because Felicity was probably going to take her daughter to a university – something that could displace another applicant – but the probation office did not think that was an intended loss. This could help Lori to argue that there was no loss in her case.
Felicity Huffman wants to make it clear to the judge who sentenced her that what she did in the college case did not hurt anyone and therefore There is no precedent in which she is jailed for one day could be brought.
Sources that are directly familiar with Felicity's case say TMZ … The actress "Desperate Housewives" and her defense team have 2 arguments that they should not spend any time behind bars despite all Prosecutors recommend one month imprisonment .
Felicity and co. point out the findings of the Probation Office that they should not be older than zero months, because no one has suffered a loss through their actions. You'll remember Felicity pleaded guilty to the conspiracy because she paid $ 15,000 to put her daughter up .
Obviously, Felicity agrees. "no loss" argument of the probation service. However, in new court records received by the TMZ, the prosecution also cites unfair comparisons between it and other defendants in the case.
According to Team Felicity, the prosecutor's office has cited 2 dozen old cases of imprisonment being often handed down to the ringleaders. Felicity says she is not the big fish in this scheme and should not be condemned as one. In short, she was just a customer of Rick Singer not a mastermind of his conspiracy .
She cites a case that prosecutors are trying to use as a precedent … where a man got jail for hacking a university system. Felicity says this is a comparison between apples and oranges.
Conclusion … Felicity hopes the judge realizes she has not harmed anyone, especially since her child did not even go to college this year.
Originally Published – 09:50 PT