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Felicity Huffman issues apology after prison sentencing: ‘There are no excuses or justifications for my actions’

Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison.

Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in federal prison for her role in the college admissions scandal.

Huffman pleaded guilty to fraud charges in May. Judge Indira Talwani sentenced Huffman to two weeks in jail, a $30,000 fine, one year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

Response: Huffman issued the following statement, according to CNN:

“I accept the court’s decision today without reservation. I have always been prepared to accept whatever punishment Judge (Indira) Talwani imposed. I broke the law. I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.

”I would like to apologize again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions. And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.

“I have learned a lot over the last six months about my flaws as a person. My goal now is to serve the sentence that the court has given me. I look forward to doing my community service hours and making a positive impact on my community. I also plan to continue making contributions wherever I can well after those service hours are completed.

”I can promise you that in the months and years to come that I will try and live a more honest life, serve as a better role model for my daughters and family and continue to contribute my time and energies wherever I am needed.

”My hope now is that my family, my friends and my community will forgive me for my actions.”

Talwani told Huffman in the court room that Huffman “knew it was a fraud it was not an impulsive act,” according to CNN.

  • “I don’t think anyone wants to be going to prison, I do think this is the right sentence here. You move forward and you can rebuild your life after this. You pay your dues.”

Next: Huffman will report to jail Oct. 25.