‘Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in jail, fined $30K for role in college-admissions scandal: reports

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Actress Felicity Huffman on Friday was sentenced to 14 days in jail and fined $30,000 for her involvement in the college-admissions cheating scheme, according to reports. Huffman, best known for her role in the TV series “Desperate Housewives,” pleaded guilty guilty to conspiring to pay $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her daughter took college entrance examinations. The Wall Street Journal reported that Huffman’s two-week stint in jail was about half of what prosecutors were seeking. Huffman also was sentenced to 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release, the paper reported on its website. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.