Actress Felicity Huffman was released from a federal prison after serving 11 days of her 14 day sentence for her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.
The former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star was sentenced to 14 days behind bars in September after pleading guilty to charges of bribing education officials in a desperate attempt to get her daughter into an elite university, WENN.com reports.
The disgraced actress reported to the low-security all-women’s Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California to begin her punishment on October 15, but she was allowed to walk free on Friday, Oct. 25, after just 11 days behind bars, reports NBC News.
As part of her sentence, which was handed down in a federal courtroom in Boston, Massachusetts, she will also have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service.
In addition, the 56-year-old will spend the next year on probation.
Huffman was one of 30 well-to-do parents, including ‘Fuller House’ star Lori Loughlin, to be charged with cheating top schools to favor their privileged children.
Huffman was given a lenient sentence because she accepted responsibility and threw herself on the mercy of the court.
Loughlin has pleaded not guilty and she was hit with additional felony charges this week. A judge is expected to throw the book at Loughlin when she is sentenced.