On Tuesday, the 56-year-old Actress reported to a federal prison in California for becoming the first parent sentenced in the nation’s college admissions offense to start serving time for their actions.
Huffman also reported to a federal correctional institution in Dublin California beside the Bay area, USA TODAY confirmed. The jail is a low-security prison for female prisoners.
She’s all set to be spent 14 days in prison for paying $75,000 to Rick Singer, the intellect of a nationwide college admissions scheme, to have someone verify answers on the SAT test of her oldest daughter.
U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani on Sept 13th also sentenced Huffman to a $30,000 as fine, managed the release for one year and 250 hours of community service for paying $15,000 to have someone verify answers on the SAT exam of her oldest daughter named Sophia.
Huffman, The Former star of the TV series “Desperate Housewives,” received a much smaller sentence than all but one of the eight parents sentenced so far in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions offense. The largest sentence was given to date int the scandal has been 5 months in prison.
Talwani has given less prison period to parents like Huffman who participate in the test-cheating plot than parents who paid significantly much money to Singer to get their kids classified as fake athletic recruits.
The judge has mentioned that the latter scheme took a seat away from a suitable student.
Huffman has added that she “didn’t go shopping for a college counselor to find out how to rig an SAT score.”
Rather, she hired a counselor for guidance on how to apply to colleges for her daughter, who has learning disabilities. She said Singer came recommended.
During her punishment last month, Huffman teared up as she remembered to the judge driving her daughter to the Los Angeles testing center the place where cheating happened and her “eternal shame” for not turning around.
She described the story of how her daughter found out what she had done.
“She told, ‘I don’t know who you are anymore, Mom. Why didn’t you believe in me, Mom? Why didn’t you think I can do it on my own?’ I can only say, ‘I’m sorry Sophia. I was so stupid and I was so wrong’. … I have done more damage than I could have ever imagined.”
Talwani has told prison is essential for guardians as a general deterrence to ensure other wealthy parents don’t take part in a similar illegal scheme to get their children admitted into universities.
“I don’t think anyone wants to go to prison,” Talwani told Huffman. “I do think this is the right thing here. I think without this sentence you would be looking at a future with a community around you asking how you got away with this.”