Felicity Huffman’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ Co-Star Ridicules Light Prison Sentence

Lawrence Kim
October 10, 2019

Felicity Huffman's "Desperate Housewives" co-star, Ricardo Chavira, slammed her light prison sentence in the college admissions scandal as "white privilege" on twitter.

"White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I'm talking about", he wrote.

Chavira, a second-generation Mexican American, went on share tweets comparing Huffman's punishment with the sentence a homeless woman named Tanya McDowell received after enrolling her son in a school outside her listed district. The actress intended on doing the same with her 17-year-old daughter, Georgia, but did not follow through.

Prosecutors recommended one month in prison for Huffman but she was sentenced to just 14 days. In addition to 14 days behind bars, she'll pay a $30,000 fine, receive one year of probation and must perform 250 hours of community service.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested the Otherhood star at gunpoint back in March for paying $15,000 to illegally increase her 19-year-old daughter Sophia's SAT scores. "Accountability and Responsibility don't mean [expletive] to these people", he added, writing on Twitter.

" I have actually seen a life time of it being a halfbreed, and I have actually struggled w (with) the intricacies of it every day w all the cultural predisposition I've received on both ends". "If Lori and Mossimo are assured that the evidence will exonerate them, and apart from they are lively to pick the threat of going to trial, dazzling for them".

Following Huffman's sentencing, Los Angeles businessman Devin Sloane, 53, was sentenced on September 24 to four months in prison.

Huffman had written a letter to the judge saying that she felt "a deep and abiding shame" for what she did. I think we were happy with that.

That began with the mother of all apologies, Sophia being justifiably hurt and embarrassed when she learned of Huffman's scheme. During a rare interview, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling opened up about why Huffman was let off easy.

"I am deeply sorry to the parents, students, colleges and universities who have been impacted by my actions", she said ahead of her sentencing. He called Huffman "probably the least culpable of the defendants" involved in the case. "She took responsibility nearly immediately, she was contrite, did not try to minimize her conduct". Authorities leading the investigation dubbed "Varsity Blues" said she paid a designated person to proctor her daughter's exam in December 2017, then change her answers to improve the score. She was contrite, did not try to minimize her conduct. As a result, she's looking at a much stiffer prison sentence if found guilty.

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