Felicity Huffman may very well be dealing with jail time of lower than a 12 months after pleading responsible for her alleged position in the school admissions case.
Lou Shapiro, a state and federal legal protection legal professional in Los Angeles, tells Us Weekly that the 56-year-old actress could also be sentenced to 4 to 10 months in jail beneath the rules thought of by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shapiro additionally notes that Huffman’s attorneys will seemingly argue for zero jail time.
“In light of the fact that the prosecutors are requesting a relatively low amount of incarceration, it puts Huffman’s defense team in striking distance of a no-prison outcome,” Shapiro explains.
A date for Huffman’s plea listening to has but to be scheduled.
The Desperate Housewives alum was arrested final month after she allegedly made a “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000” to spice up her daughter Sofia’s SAT rating, per courtroom paperwork. Huffman spoke out about the scandal for the first time on Monday, April eight, after getting into her plea.
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I am done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” the assertion learn. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.”
The Sports Night alum added that Sofia, 18, “knew absolutely nothing” about her actions. “This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life,” she concluded. “My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.”
Huffman additionally shares daughter Georgia, 17, together with her husband, William H. Macy. The Shameless star stood by his spouse’s facet after she turned herself in on March 12. She was subsequently launched on a $250,000 bond.
The actor didn’t accompany his spouse of greater than 20 years to her court date on Wednesday, April 3. Huffman and fellow actress Lori Loughlin had been among the many 13 defendants in the Boston courtroom to hear the official charges against them. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have but to enter a plea in the case.
The couple had been accused of paying bribes of $500,000 to make sure that their daughters, Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, had been admitted into USC. They face a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, three years’ probation and a $250,000 effective.
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