'Desperate Housewives' Star Felicity Huffman May Go To Jail And Pay A Fine Of $20,000 Following College Admissions Scandal

Date September 9, 2019

One of the stars of the TV show Desperate Housewives Felicity Huffman is currently facing charges of bribery and fraud.

A few months ago, Huffman pleaded guilty in a college admissions bribery scheme and admitted that she was one of many wealthy parents who bribed school officials to get their children into certain colleges.

According to The Guardian, Huffman paid an admissions consultant $15,000 to get her daughter's answers on the SAT corrected so she could get admission.

Jail time?

Recent reports from Time revealed that the Federal prosecutors in the case want a judge to ensure that Huffman spends at least a month in jail.

In the filings obtained by the publication, the U.S Attorney Andrew Lellings' office recommended that Huffman should spend 30 days in jail because she acted “out of a sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness.”

The actress' lawyers, on the other hand, argued that she should get 250 hours of community service, a year of probation and a $20,000 fine instead.

Support for Huffman

Amid the college admissions scandal, over two dozen letters of support from the actress' family, friends and co-workers were also filed to appeal to the court.

Former castmate Eva Longoria also submitted a letter where she talked about how Huffman defended her against a bully on the set.

I dreaded the days I had to work with that person because it was pure torture. Until one day, Felicity told the bully 'enough' and it all stopped.

Longoria and others attested to Huffman's character in hopes that this would encourage more lenient sentencing for the actress.

At this point, no final decisions have been confirmed as fans continue to wait for an update.