US college bribery: First parent to be sentenced, actress Felicity Huffman faces jail in next week's verdict

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LOS ANGELES (DPA) - Prosecutors want actress Felicity Huffman to receive a one-month prison sentence when she appears before a judge next Friday (Sept 13), the first parent to be sentenced in the college admissions scandal that exploded in March with the arrests of Huffman and nearly three dozen other parents.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

LOS ANGELES - Prosecutors want actress Felicity Huffman to receive a one-month prison sentence when she appears before a judge next Friday , the first parent to be sentenced in the college admissions scandal that exploded in March with the arrests of Huffman and nearly three dozen other parents.

Huffman told US District Judge Indira Talwani she was"shocked" to hear Singer propose rigging her daughter's SAT. But before long, she said, she felt a mounting sense of panic that her daughter's SAT scores were too low and posed a"huge obstacle" to her future. While Huffman told the judge there is"no justification for what I have done", she said she wanted to lay out in the letter her reasoning, misguided as it was, to try to explain how a wealthy mother who could offer her children every legitimate advantage decided to break the law.

Sometime after her mother was led away in handcuffs the morning of March 12, Huffman's daughter asked her tearfully"Why didn't you believe in me? Why didn't you think I could do it on my own?", Huffman wrote in her letter. Prosecutors excoriated the account offered by Huffman and her attorneys. Since her guilty plea, they said, Huffman and her attorneys have maintained she did not know Singer was paying third parties - Riddell, his accomplice, and Dvorskiy, the test proctor.

 

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