Actress Felicity Huffman, who was indicted Tuesday in connection with an elite college bribery scheme, was released on a $250,000 bond, Deadline reports, noting that the former “Desperate Housewives” star handed over her passport to a federal court in Los Angeles.
“Huffman is next expected in appear in Boston court March 29 for a preliminary hearing,” Deadline reports. “Standing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon and with a cracked voice, the noticeably drawn and casually dressed Huffman responded with a ‘yes’ several times during today’s hearing when asked whether she understood the charges before her.”
Deadline notes that Huffman’s husband, “Shameless” star William H. Macy, who is not named in the case, was also in the room, along with about 10 other L.A. locals arrested this morning in the sting.
Macy “sat among the families of other defendants with his head down staring at the floor or reading documents,” Deadline reports. “He only really looked up to raise his hand when asked by the judge whether he was in the courtroom, and to hand over his driver’s license and other ID for verification as part of the bail co-signing.”
Huffman and 45 other people nationwide were indicted in connection with the multimillion-dollar bribery scheme that involved wealthy parents allegedly using bribes and false athletic qualifications to get their kids into top schools, as we reported previously.