/Felicity Huffman sentencing: Actress to be sentenced in college admissions scandal today — live updates

Felicity Huffman sentencing: Actress to be sentenced in college admissions scandal today — live updates


Felicity Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal on Friday afternoon. The popular television actress has admitted to paying $15,000 in an effort to boost her eldest daughter’s SAT score. 

Huffman walked into the federal courthouse in Boston while holding hands with her husband, William H. Macy. Macy has not been charged in the scandal. 

Prosecutors have recommended that Huffman, 56, spends one month in prison. Her lawyers said she should serve a year of probation. 

In 2017, prosecutors said Huffman paid the $15,000 to a foundation by William Singer, who allegedly arranged for a particular proctor to ensure her daughter scored well on the SAT. Her daughter received a score of 1420, approximately 400 points over her PSAT score from the year prior, according to the federal indictment.

Huffman pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy and fraud in May.

This is a breaking story. It will be updated. 

Actress Felicity Huffman and husband William H. Macy arrive at the federal courthouse in Boston
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at the federal courthouse with her husband William H. Macy, before being sentenced in connection with a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, September 13, 2019.

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