Actress Felicity Huffman has finally learned her fate after being charged with paying for her daughter to be admitted into college. Huffman arrived in court holding the hand of her husband, William H. Macy and learned that she will be spending 14 days in prison.
She tearfully addressed the judge prior to sentencing, apologizing for her criminal actions and saying she deserved whatever sentence she got. After the sentence was handed down, Macy walked over to the defendant’s table and rubbed Huffman’s shoulders and hugged her from behind. Huffman reached up and held his hand. Later, Macy consoled Huffman, twice telling her, “It’s OK.”
Huffman must begin her incarceration within 60 days, the judge said. The judge will recommend where she serves her sentence, but Martin Murphy, her attorney, has asked the judge that Huffman serve her time in a Dublin, Calif. correctional institution near her home.
Huffman pleaded guilty back in May to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. At the time, prosecutors recommended that she only serve one month in prison, 12 years of supervised release, and pay a $20,000 fine. Huffman’s lawyers asked that she receive one year of probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine.