Felicity Huffman participated in a scheme where she paid $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s SAT scores with the hope she would be admitted into one of the elite universities in the country.
Huffman was sentenced last week to 14-days in prison, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine. That is the very definition of Hollywood privilege.
And here’s how Lori Loughlin reacted to Felicity Huffman’s light sentence.
The 56-year-old actress known primarily for “Desperate Housewives” and also ironically just starred as the vindictive prosecutor in “When They See Us” about the Central Park Five pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Huffman confessed to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to alter her daughter’s SAT answers.
She only received 14-days in prison, which she plans to serve towards the end of October. Now, no matter what your preconceptions are about a prison being “cushy” compared to others, but it’s still no walk in the park. Yes, of course maximum-security prisons designed to hold some of the most ruthless murderers are obviously worse, but prison is prison.
But she only got a measly 14-days?
If you thought former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin was jealous of the sentence then you are correct.
A source close to Loughlin told People she was “aware of Felicity’s sentence and is processing what that means for her.”
The insider added of Huffman’s sentencing date Friday, “This has been a rough day. Lori is going to move forward as best as she can, but now she has a little more clarity about what will happen next.”
Loughlin and her clothing designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were initially charged with mail fraud (what Huffman pled guilty to) but once they decided to roll the dice about their innocence, the federal prosecutors also charged them with money laundering.
Now, they’re both looking at forty years in prison.
One source said, “If she’s found guilty, she will go to jail; that is clear. And if another deal is offered to her, which I don’t think it will be, she will go to jail. Her only chance of avoiding jail is to beat these charges. Lori is a smart woman; she understands that. She’s scared and upset, but she’s resolved to be strong and to fight this. She will do what she has to do to protect herself and her family.”
It’s too little, too late for that notion. When you make more work for prosecutors then they’re not going to be kind to you.
The same source added, “She didn’t understand the entire nature of the charges against her, and she wasn’t even sure if or how she had broken the law. It was very early, and she didn’t have all the information that she has now. Based on what she understood at the time, she made the best choice for herself. Now there is no deal on the table, and she has to have faith that the courts and the prosecution will move fairly and not make an example out of her.”
It’s probably that Loughlin thought that initially. She probably thought there was no way she would spend time in prison for the crimes she allegedly committed. “There’s no way they would do that to me,” she probably thought.
But she thought wrong, didn’t she?