Why Felicity Hoffman sentenced to only 14 days in prison?

Felicia Hoffman sentenced on Friday in Boston, Massachusetts
CNN

Felicity Hoffman made a melancholy apology

Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term on Friday and made a somber apology in federal court for paying to rig her girl’s entrance exam.

After Felicia Hoffman sentenced while age, now some good news for her
Associated Press

What did Felicity Huffman exactly do?

The 56-year-old mother has been linked in the college admissions scandal since March this year when it was announced that she has been taken into custody because she and her husband William H. Macy made a purported charitable donation of $15,000 (£12,000) that authorities believe helped their eldest daughter to get into college.

Why is Felicity Hoffman sentenced to prison?

Prosecutors in the incident wanted the Hollywood star to spend a month in prison and pay a $20,000 (£15,900) fine. They argued that jail time was crucial to set an example for other celebrities and high profile people to prove they are not beyond the law and prevent similar crimes in the future.

Hoffman Requests for a discount on punishment

Felicity’s legal team asked for a year of punishment in lieu of jail time, with 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine. Early on Saturday, September 14 GMT, Felicity was sentenced to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the illegal scheme and will also have to pay a $30,000 (£23,800) fine, complete 250 hours of community service and be on supervised release for one year after her jail time.

Update:

Huffman was arrested on March 12, 2019, for her involvement with a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal, charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and released on $250,000 bail.

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