Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court with her husband William H. Macy for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
The Desperate Housewives actress was sentenced for her involvement in the illegal scheme (Picture: AP)

Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison over the college admissions scandal.

She will also pay a $30,000 (£23,800) fine, complete 250 hours of community service and have supervised release for one year.

The Desperate Housewives actress was sentenced for her involvement in the illegal scheme, having pleaded guilty in May to paying $15,000 (£12,100) to doctor her older daughter Sophia’s university entrance exams (allegedly without her knowledge.)

Prosecutors had asked for a month in prison and a $20,000 (£15,900) fine.

Her legal team had asked for a year of probation in lieu of jail time, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine.

Judge Indira Talwani told her: ‘I don’t think anyone wants to be going to prison.

‘I do think this is the right sentence here. You move forward and you can rebuild your life after this. You pay your dues.’

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Felicity Huffman is pictured leaving the courthouse after the sentencing (Picture; Splash)

‘I am deeply sorry to the students, parents, colleges and universities who have been impacted by my actions,’ Huffman told the Boston court on Friday.

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‘I am sorry to my daughter, Sophia, my daughter, Georgia, and my husband, Bill. I have betrayed them all.’

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Felicity Huffman leaves court in May after pleading guilty (Picture: Reuters)

Over 50 people were charged including parents and athletic coaches; none of the children were indicted.

Huffman’s husband William H. Macy was not indicted either; the 69-year-old actor was one of 27 of Felicity’s nearest and dearest to submit a letter to the judge presiding over her case ahead of sentencing, revealing that her relationship with her daughter’s had now deteriorated.

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‘I am sorry to my daughter, Sophia, my daughter, Georgia, and my husband, Bill,’ she said (Picture: Getty)

In his letter, he described how his 56-year-old wife’s relationship with her two daughters Sophia and Georgia ‘exploded on March 12th’ as the news became public.

‘Rebuilding that relationship will be a long process,’ he wrote, ‘but I also want you to know Felicity has raised two amazing young women.’

Huffman’s Desperate Housewives co-star Eva Longoria also spoke out in support for the actress, explaining how Felicity had leapt to her defense when she was being bullied on set.

‘I dreaded the days I had to work with that person because it was pure torture,’ she wrote.

‘Until one day, Felicity told the bully, “enough” and it all stopped.

‘I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity.’

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