Felicity Huffman’s sentence has been served. The Desperate Housewives actress was sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal. Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. on Oct. 15, and EW has confirmed that Huffman has been released . She would have finished her sentence on Sunday, but prison policy allows for offenders due to be released on weekends to leave somewhat early.
Huffman’s agents didn’t react to EW’s request for comment. According to court documents, Huffman agreed to pay $15,000 to William Rick Singer, whose Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) hired various folks to take tests on behalf of students who had falsified medical types saying they had additional time to take their own ACT/SAT tests separately. At her sentencing hearing in September, Huffman said that following her arrest, her daughter Sophia (for whom she had broken the law to attempt to procure a high-profile college entrance ),”I do not know who you are . I could only say,’I am quite sorry, Sophia. I had been frightened. I was stupid and I was so wrong. ”’ After Judge Indira Talwani sentenced her to 14 days, Huffman said in a statement,”I take the court’s decision now without reservation…I broke the law. I admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this offense. There are no excuses or justifications for my own actions. Period.”
Earlier this week, Lori Loughlin (the other famous actress caught up in the cheating scandal) was given a third superseding indictment that charged husband and her Mossimo Giannulli with conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery along with mail fraud and money laundering. A court date hasn’t yet been set for her.