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Pleading Guilty

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After she was caught up in the college admission scandal, actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She ended up serving 11 days in prison, paid a $30,000 fine, and has 250 hours of community service.

After she admitted that she paid an SAT administrator $15,000 to adjust her daughter's score, she released an apology statement.

"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.

My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty."

A New Mission In Life


Following her release, Huffman has felt a renewed purpose and wants to use her community service to help women like the ones that she met in prison. A source told Entertainment Tonight that "conditions at the prison were very difficult," with "no real programs or initiatives to help the incarcerated women who were there."

"Felicity felt like the women in that facility were being discarded and left behind; they were forgotten. She loved the women there and bonded with them. When she left she felt guilty leaving them behind."

Her Community Service

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The source claims that Huffman wants to make her community service hours count with a program that she cares about. The source claims that she is dedicated to helping women who are incarcerated, and is interested in working with the system even beyond what her sentence demands.

"She would like for her next community service work to be helping women who were recently incarcerated and need help re-entering society. This work will be a long term commitment for her well beyond her community service hours."

Her Nonprofit Work

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Before she was incarcerated, Huffman did a lot of charity work, particularly as a tutor at the Teen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and at risk youth who had been involved in sex trafficking and drug addiction.

"She's been doing that for two years, well before this case happened. She's been tutoring those girls two times a week for two years and this has been an amazing experience for her and her daughter. Felicity is not your average Hollywood actress."

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