The actress Felicity Huffman, known for her role in "Women deseperadas", was sentenced on Saturday to 14 days of imprisonment for having participated in a network of bribes millionaires to facilitate the entry of his daughter into prestigious universities in the U.S., a decision that she herself labeled them as "stupid".
Huffman, which had been declared guilty, you must also pay a fine of $ 30,000 , to fulfill 250 hours of community service and spend a year on supervised release once out of prison.
" I Assume absolutely liability of my actions. Mereceré any punishment that you impose," said a dismayed Huffman before hearing the sentence of a judge in Boston (Massachusetts).
The interpreter, of 56 years, could not endure the tears as he apologized for having paid $ 15,000 to a charity false to alter the results exam for admission to the university of their daughter Sophia.
"I'm sorry deeply for the students, parents, and universities that have been impacted by my actions. I apologize with my daughters, Sophia and Georgia , and with my husband Will (the actor William H. Macy ). I have betrayed," he said.
Huffman regretted not having followed his instinct to "give back" when she brought in the car to his daughter to take the exam after you manipulate, and recalled the time the girl learned what she had done.
"(Sophia) said to me: 'I do not know who you are, mom". And I asked: 'what why do not you believed in me ? Why don't you believed that I could do it myself?' I can only say that I am very sorry. I was scared, I was stupid, and I was wrong so much... I Am deeply embarrassed," he added.
The prosecutor had asked for her a month in jail and the defence had called for her out of the prison, so that the decision of judge Indira Talwani represents a mid-point between the two positions.
"Try to be a good mother, does not justify" the actions of Huffman, which were "not impulsive," said the judge to announce the sentence.
Huffman is the first person to be convicted for his role in the multi-million dollar network of bribes for university by wealthy families that uncovered last march by the Justice Department of the united States and affecting 51 people.
The sentence imposed by Talwani, it is an indication that the judge agrees with the stance of the prosecutor that the participants in the network of bribes deserve prison sentences, which can have implications for the rest of the accused .
Among them is the actress Lori Loughlin , known for her role in the series "Full House" and that, contrary to Huffman, has pleaded not guilty.
Loughlin and her husband allegedly agreed to pay bribes of $ 500,000 in exchange for his two daughters to be accepted in the rowing crew of the University of Southern California, despite the fact that they do not practice this sport, to facilitate its admission.
The network of bribery, drew a total of $ 25 million , and prosecutors consider it to be the biggest scam of college admission discovered in the history of the united States.Updated Date: 14 September 2019, 19:00