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EntertainmentFelicity Huffman 'Wants to Do Everything She Can to Heal Her Family' After College Scandal: Source

16:05  11 september  2019
16:05  11 september  2019 Source:   people.com

Felicity Huffman steps out with husband William H. Macy ahead of sentencing next month in college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman steps out with husband William H. Macy ahead of sentencing next month in college admissions scandal Felicity Huffman was spotted out with her husband William H. Macy just weeks before she is set to be sentenced by a judge in the college admissions scandal. The couple walked together to a friends casual barbecue in Los Angeles on Sunday. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Enjoying their time together: Felicity Huffman was spotted out with her husband William H. Macy just weeks before she is set to be sentenced by a judge in the college admissions scandal The 56-year-old had her hair pulled back and was makeup-free, wearing a simple printed sundress that she paired with white trainers.

“ She is willing to pay whatever price she has to pay for breaking the law and she is committed to making amends to the public and to the educational community and giving back in RELATED VIDEO: Why William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman ’s Husband, Was Not Charged in College Cheating Scandal .

Felicity Huffman will learn her fate Friday afternoon — and is hoping a judge will allow her to avoid jail time after she pleaded guilty in the college admissions fraud scandal . “As a mother and wife, she wants to do everything she can to heal her family .”

Felicity Huffman is ready to face her fate.

Felicity Huffman 'Wants to Do Everything She Can to Heal Her Family' After College Scandal: Source© Provided by Meredith Corporation Felicity Huffman 'Wants to Do Everything She Can to Heal Her Family' After College Admissions Scandal: Source

The Desperate Housewives actress, 56, who was charged in this year’s bombshell college admissions fraud investigation, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday — and a source says she is ready to make up for her wrongdoing.

“She is willing to pay whatever price she has to pay for breaking the law and she is committed to making amends to the public and to the educational community and giving back in a substantive way,” says the source.

Felicity Huffman Faces 1 Month in Jail, $20,000 Fine for College Scandal

Felicity Huffman Faces 1 Month in Jail, $20,000 Fine for College Scandal Felicity Huffman will likely receive a shortened incarceration and a hefty fine for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, the government recommended that the actress, 56, be sentenced to one month in jail, followed by 12 months of supervised release and a fine of $20,000. Huffman officially entered a guilty plea in May. She was arrested in March on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. The Desperate Housewives alum allegedly made “a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.

And Felicity Huffman is 'committed to making amends' after it was revealed she participated in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions calamity which was revealed earlier this year. 'As a mother and wife, she wants to do everything she can to heal her family .'

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Felicity Huffman 'Wants to Do Everything She Can to Heal Her Family' After College Scandal: Source© Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock Felicity Huffman | Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock In a recommendation to the judge, prosecutors called for the actress to face one month in prison followed by 12 months of supervised release as well as a $20,000 fine. Through her attorney, Huffman asked for one year of probation and community service.

In an emotional letter to the judge, Huffman says it was “desperation to be a good mother” that led her to pay $15,000 to fake her daughter’s SAT scores — and she’ll feel “utter shame” for the rest of her life.

Huffman, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, said that her older daughter, Sophia, was diagnosed with learning disabilities at age 8. “I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot,” she wrote of paying now-disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer to have a proctor change Sophia’s SAT answers after she took the test.

Federal prosecutors argue for prison time for Felicity Huffman in cheating scam

Federal prosecutors argue for prison time for Felicity Huffman in cheating scam Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions cheating scandal. © Steven Senne/AP, FILE Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. "The court should sentence Huffman to a term of one month of incarceration, followed by 12 months of supervised release and a fine of $20,000," prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo filed Friday.

She wanted to make a few things clear, she said. Her daughter was not involved in the scheme to cheat on the SAT. And neither was a neuropsychologist who had [Actress Felicity Huffman is the first parent to be sentenced for her role in the nation’s largest college admissions cheating prosecution.]

Huffman said she especially wanted to apologize “to the students who work hard every day to get into college , and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.” “This transgression toward (my daughter) and the public I will carry for the rest of my life

Felicity Huffman 'Wants to Do Everything She Can to Heal Her Family' After College Scandal: Source© Stefanie Keenan/Getty William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman with their daughters | Stefanie Keenan/Getty

But no court decision will be as heartbreaking to Huffman as the pain she has caused her family.

“She is focused right now on repairing her relationships within her family and helping put their lives back together,” says the source. “As a mother and wife, she wants to do everything she can to heal her family.”

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