Unlike Lori Loughlin, who pled “not guilty” on her multiple charges related to college admissions bribery because she reportedly thinks authorities are “bluffing,” Felicity Huffman is taking responsibility for her actions.
In a statement obtained by Fox earlier this month, she said:
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.”
This attitude is proving to be VERY beneficial to her case.
According to Fox News:
Felicity Huffman’s remorse, lack of criminal history and the relatively lower amount she bribed a Harvard graduate could help her avoid jail time in the college admissions scandal, according to a report. She was also one of the first parents ensnared in the scandal to announce she would plead guilty.
Honestly, good for her. She made some stupid choices, but I think she’s handled it as well as she could at this point.
Huffman allegedly paid a Harvard graduate $15,000 to correct her daughter’s SAT, giving her a 400-point boost from an earlier test. Some of the parents charged in the scandal allegedly paid as much as $500,000 to get their kids into elite schools, the Los Angeles Times reported.
And unlike Aunt Becky, it doesn’t seem like she concocted some over-the-top story about her daughter being an all-star rower. Lori, as you may remember, even had her daughters pose for fake pictures of their “athletic abilities.”
Under 2019 federal sentencing guidelines, Huffman could face four to 10 months, a defense attorney told the Times. Since her recommended sentence is on the lower end, she could end up serving her sentence at home while wearing an ankle monitor.
I have a feeling Felicity Huffman’s MANSION isn’t the worst place to spend a couple of months.
In fact, I’ll gladly do it for her!
She will also likely have one year of probation, her daughter’s test score will be adjusted and she will reportedly have to forfeit the $15,000 and pay a $20,000 fine, USA Today reported.
Huffman is reportedly due back in court on May 21.
So it kind of all ended up working out ok for her, in my opinion. Other than the shame and public embarrassment and all.
Lori Loughlin? Well, I think that’ll be a whole different story.