Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman was to spend a month in jail paying a $ 20,000 fine for her role in the college admissions scandal, the prosecutor said in a court hearing Friday.
Earlier this year, Huffman pleaded tears of e-mail fraud and honest service scams, along with a $ 15,000 payment, for a SAT examiner to correct one of her daughter's responses to the test.
The actress who starred in the ABC drama "Desperate Housewives" and received an Oscar nomination for "Transamerica" also inquired about the same scheme for another daughter, though she never did this plan.
Download the NBC news app for breaking news and politics 1
They recommended that she should also have one year in prison after a month in jail supervised release.
"In connection with this case, neither parole or house arrest (in a large house in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool) would be a meaningful punishment or prevent others from committing similar crimes," the prosecutors wrote.
They added that Huffman's "efforts were not driven by need or despair, but by a sense of justification, or at least moral ignorance, facilitated by wealth and insularity."
"Millions of parents send their kids to college every year, but they do not buy fake SAT scores and joke about it (" Ruh Ro! ")," She added, referring to an email Huffman wrote in 2017 ,
The FBI's Ten-Month Investigation into University Fraud The program, code-named "Operation Varsity Blues," has also seduced "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, who did not plead guilty. The investigation found that about 50 people were charged, including the alleged mastermind of fraud, William Rick Singer.
The person sentenced under the scheme, Stanford University's former sailing trainer, was only one day behind bars.
In response to the prosecution's announcement, Huffman's lawyers demanded that she be sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence and 250 hours in jail. She would also pay the US $ 20,000 fine required in her guilty plea.
The 161-page criminal record contains 27 supporting letters, including a letter from the actress herself and her husband Oscar. nominated actor William H. Ma cy and her "desperate" co-star Eva Longoria.
Click here to read the full letter of Eva Longoria
. Huffman is deeply remorseful for her crime. She recognizes that she deserves to be punished for what she has done, "wrote her lawyers.
In her" desperation to be a good mother, I persuaded myself to believe that everything I did, I was giving my daughter a fair shot. "
" I now see the irony in this statement because what I've done is the opposite of fair, "she added.