Felicity Huffman has wrapped up her college admissions scandal sentence and is ready to bounce back into Hollywood. The 57-year-old Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actress was convicted in the college admissions scandal after pleading guilty to mail fraud and honest services fraud for paying a college fixer $15,000 for cheating on Huffman’s daughter’s SAT exam.
Huffman served 11 days of her 14-day sentence in jail, paid a $30,000 fine, and completed 250 hours of community service, which was enough for her to end her supervised release and consider her debt to society fully paid.
Now that Huffman has served her time, the actress can have her passport back and travel without restriction, at least as far as her probation goes. The coronavirus pandemic may put a damper on any post-probation travel plans she had. The “Desperate Housewives” alum and “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin were two of the biggest names entangled in the massive cheating scandal. Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months. More than 30 other parents were caught up in what the feds dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.” What it lacked in creativity with the title it made up for in size. It was the largest-ever such scheme prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Loughlin and her husband are expected to surrender themselves to federal prison just before Thanksgiving. Huffman, meanwhile, will spend the holiday weekend enjoying her family and being thankful her time has been served.