BOSTON — Felicity Huffman sat expressionless in a packed federal courtroom on Friday, her hands cupped beneath her chin, as she awaited a judge's sentence for her role in the biggest college admissions scandal in US history.
Prosecutors, who insisted Huffman go to prison for a month, pointed to another academic fraud case last week — one involving Kelley Williams-Bolar, a single mother in Akron, Ohio.
In referencing the two cases, Rosen said that it was only fair that Huffman — and other wealthy parents charged in admissions scandal — were sentenced to some prison time.
Out of the 34 parents implicated in the admissions scandal, Huffman was one of 15 people who plead guilty, some of which are facing up to 15 months in prison.
Lori Loughlin, another Hollywood mother accused in the college admissions scandal has pleaded not guilty — and could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.