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Felicity Huffman after prison sentencing: ‘I have learned a lot ... about my flaws’

Felicity Huffman
Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the courthouse in Boston on Friday.
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Actress Felicity Huffman issued the following statement after a federal judge in Boston sentenced her to 14 days behind bars for her role in the college admissions scandal:

I accept the court’s decision today without reservation.

I have always been prepared to accept whatever punishment Judge Talwani imposed. I broke the law. I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period. I would like to apologize again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions. And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.

I have learned a lot over the last six months about my flaws as a person. My goal now is to serve the sentence that the court has given me. I look forward to doing my community service hours and making a positive impact on my community.

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I also plan to continue making contributions wherever I can well after those service hours are completed.

I can promise you that in the months and years to come that I will try and live a more honest life, serve as a better role model for my daughters and family and continue to contribute my time and energies wherever I am needed.

My hope now is that my family, my friends and my community will forgive me for my actions.

The ruling is a narrow victory for prosecutors who wanted a heavier penalty but argued that some amount time behind bars for Huffman and other parents can be “the only leveler” against their money and influence.

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