Felicity Huffman, 56, doesn’t regret agreeing to plead guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal, even if that leaves the judge to decide if she should be served with prison time. “Felicity felt a sense of relief by pleading guilty to her charge,” a source close to the Desperate Housewives star EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. “She believed that by accepting full responsibility and taking ownership over what she did wrong, that she hopefully would have been able to avoid any prison time.” After agreeing to plead guilty on April 10, prosecutors still argued for a four to 10 month prison sentence for the actress, who will take accountability for one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest-services mail fraud, according to The New York Times.
With your daily dose of outrage, here’s the lovely and talented AOC:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blasted the justice system amid reports actress Felicity Huffman may get a lighter prison sentence for her part in the college admissions bribery scam.
Huffman, 56, agreed earlier this month that she will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and fraud for paying a consultant $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to boost her daughter’s SAT score.
Ocasio-Cortez reacted to a tweet that said though the sentencing guideline is four to 10 months of jail time, prosecutors “will make a recommendation for the lower end of that range and will allow Huffman to argue for a 0-6 month range.”
The freshman congresswoman said the U.S. justice system “criminalizes poverty + disproportionately targets race, yet routinely pardons large-scale crimes of wealth and privilege.”
“Moments like these tell us it’s less a justice system, and more a class enforcement system,” she tweeted.
One perhaps doesn’t expect a politician on the left side of the aisle to put the hammer down on a presumably just-as-far-left denizen of Hollywood, but I think AOC clearly has the better of this argument.
(Via Bayou Renaissance Man; I’m using his transcript of the Fox News report since for some reason Fox was blocking the link he gave when I wrote this up.)