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Prosecutors call for one month of jail for Felicity Huffman

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Federal prosecutors on Friday called for actress Felicity Huffman to be jailed for a month for her part in the wide-ranging college admissions bribery scandal, according to NBC News.

Huffman pleaded guilty in May to mail fraud and honest services fraud, admitting she paid an SAT proctor $15,000 to correct her daughter’s test answers. While she looked into making a similar arrangement for another daughter, she never went through with it, according to NBC.

{mosads}Prosecutors, who also asked for the Oscar nominee to be fined $20,000, argued that her wealth would make probation or home confinement a toothless punishment for conduct they said in a filing was “deliberately and manifestly criminal.”

“In the context of this case, neither probation nor home confinement (in a large home in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool) would constitute meaningful punishment or deter others from committing similar crimes,” they wrote, according to NBC News.

Huffman’s wrongdoing, they said, was driven not “by need or desperation, but by a sense of entitlement, or at least moral cluelessness, facilitated by wealth and insularity.”

More than 50 people have been charged in connection with the scheme, including alleged ringleader William Rick Singer and actress Lori Loughlin, who has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors were previously reported to be seeking a sentence of between four and 10 months for Huffman. 


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