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Felicity Huffman Can Avoid Prison And Serve Time At Home After Expressing "Deep Regret" For Her Actions, According To Legal Experts

April 23, 2019 11:45

It was previously reported that prosecutors plan to seek a sentence of four to ten months of jail time for the actress Felicity Huffman, involved in the major college cheating scandal.

She was among 13 parents, who agreed to plead guilty for committing fraud. It turned out that the Desperate Housewives star, as well as some other parents, used her financial possibilities to bribe college administrators and pay for the admission test.

Will she avoid prison?

According to the recent information from the legal experts, Felicity Huffman could serve time at home instead of prison after expressing deep regret and shame for her actions.

While in the court, the Desperate Housewives star accepted her guilt and confirmed responsibility for her actions.

I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.

And added:

I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.

Legal experts believe the actress might avoid prison and might serve time at home instead. The federal defense attorney claims her lawyers can prove her actions are not worthy of prison.

She was first out the gate to take responsibility and will be handsomely rewarded for it, especially if the other defendants drag their feet, which [we’re] beginning to see

Will Hollywood forgive Felicity Huffman?

A lot of people have previously thought Hollywood won’t forgive Huffman because of her involvement with the college cheating scandal.

Nevertheless, it seems they were wrong. For example, Netflix decided not to bury her movie Otherhood. Instead, they just pushed it back to later this summer, and gave it a new release date – August 2nd.

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Legal experts believe Felicity Huffman might avoid prison and serve her time at home instead after expressing deep regret for her actions.