Felicity Huffman Asks for Leniency in College Admissions Scandal; Prosecutors Recommend 1 Month in Prison

September 9, 2019

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Felicity Huffman and husband William H. Macy have written a letter to a California judge explaining their side in the college admissions scandal, The Los Angeles Times reports. "I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot," writes Huffman, who's pled guilty to felony charges for paying a consultant $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score back in December 2017. Prosecutors are recommending Huffman receive a one-month jail term. "Incarceration is the only leveler,” they said. “In prison everyone is treated the same, dressed the same, and intermingled regardless of affluence, position or fame,” they wrote in a memo to the judge. Huffman's attorneys are asking for probation, a $20,000 fine and community service. Huffman is expected to be sentenced on September 13.