Felicity Huffman has completed her full sentence for college admissions scandal
Felicity Huffman has completed her full sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.
As of Sunday, she has finished her sentence, which included jail time, community service, and supervised release, a source close to the family confirmed to EW.
In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to paying a college admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor change her daughter Sophia's answers after she took the SAT. Huffman served 11 of her 14-day jail sentence and was released last October. She was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service and was on supervised release for one year.
Huffman was one of many wealthy parents, also including Full House star Lori Loughlin, caught up in the “Operation Varsity Blues” investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts in 2019. According to court documents, Huffman agreed to pay William Rick Singer, whose Key Worldwide Foundation hired various people to take tests on behalf of students who had falsified medical forms saying they needed extra time to take their ACT/SAT tests individually. Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, was not indicted in the investigation.
At her sentencing hearing in September, Huffman said after her arrest, her daughter Sophia told her, “'I don’t know who you are anymore.' I could only say, ‘I am so sorry, Sophia. I was frightened. I was stupid and I was so wrong.’”
After Judge Indira Talwani sentenced her to 14 days, Huffman said in a statement, “I accept the court’s decision today without reservation…I broke the law. I admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.”
Earlier this year, Huffman celebrated Sophia's acceptance into Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious theater program.
"Felicity is so proud and grateful that Sophia has kept her chin up over the last year," a source told People. "It was a painful, challenging time and she pulled through it with strength and grace."
Meanwhile, Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were also charged in 2019 for their involvement in the scandal. The couple originally pleaded not guilty before eventually deciding to take a plea deal, which was approved by a judge in August.
Loughlin, 56, is expected to serve two months in jail, pay a $150,000 fine and complete 150 hours of community service. Giannulli, 57, received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of service. The couple has been ordered to report to jail on Nov. 19.