Felicity Huffman is officially behind bars! The actress has reportedly started her 14-day jail sentence for her connection to the college admissions scandal.
According to reports, the mother-of-two checked herself into the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California in the morning of October 15th. Felicity was charged to two weeks behind bars last month after she plead guilty to charges of fraud.
The celebrity mother has only been apologetic since publicly being named as part of the college admissions scandal, which also implicated other famous folks like Lori Loughlin.
Felicity has admitted to paying $15,000 in order to improve her eldest daughter’s SAT scores. The star shares 19-year old Sophia and 17-year Georgia with her husband, actor William H. Macy. She released a statement following her sentencing.
“I would like to apologize to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions,” the statement read. “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.”
She ended her statement by saying she was looking forward to completing her sentence. “My goal now is to serve the sentence that the court has given me,” it continued. “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.”
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are still awaiting trial. The couple has been accused of paying $500,000 to ensure their daughters would be accepted into the University of Southern California as players on their crew team, though neither of their girls played the sport.
The pair has since pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges this April. If convicted, experts predict they’ll be handed a much lengthier jail sentence than Felicity.