Felicity Huffman’s remorse, the lack of a criminal history and the relatively lower amount that she had bribed a Harvard graduate could help her prevent imprisonment in the scandal of the entrance exams, a report said. She was also one of the first parents to be entangled in the scandal to announce that she would be guilty.
Huffman would have paid a Harvard graduate $ 15,000 to correct her daughter’s SAT, giving her a 400-point boost from a previous test. Some of the parents accused in the scandal reportedly paid $ 500,000 to get their children to elite schools, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Under 2019 federal sentencing guidelines, Huffman was able to face four to 10 months, a defense lawyer told the Times. Because her recommended sentence is at the bottom, she could serve her sentence at home while wearing an ankle monitor.
She is also likely to have a one-year probation period, her daughter’s test score will be adjusted, and she is said to have to lose $ 15,000 and pay a fine of $ 20,000, USA Today reported.
“I fully agree with my guilt, and with deep regret and shame about what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and I accept the consequences of those actions,” Huffman said in an earlier statement from Fox this month.
Huffman is reportedly back in court on May 21.