“Actress Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in Northern California on Tuesday to start a 14-day sentence for her role in a massive college admissions scandal that rocked elite universities around the United States,” NBC News reports. “The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, which is about 40 miles east of San Francisco, her representative said.”
The report notes that Huffman, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for “Transamerica” and won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for “Desperate Housewives,” will also have to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service under the terms of her sentence.
Huffman, the wife of actor William H. Macy, was sentenced last month by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani.
“The 56-year-old actress admitted to paying for someone to proctor and correct her daughter’s college board test, which resulted in the score jumping 400 points above her PSAT performance to 1420 out of a possible 1600,” NBC News reports, adding: “In prison, she will have the number 77806-112, and she is expected to serve the full 14 days because there is no time off for good behavior in the federal system for sentences less than a year.”