Felicity Huffman has started her community service after being released from prison early.
New photos from Sunday, November 3, show the Desperate Housewives actress arriving at a teen rehab center in California, where she is believed to be working with at-risk and sex-trafficked young women.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, the star was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service as part of her sentencing after her involvement in the college admissions scam. She was also sentenced to 14 days in a minimum-security prison but was released after only 10 behind bars.
The Bureau of Prisons confirmed to Radar that Huffman, 56, was set free from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California on Friday, October 25. As readers know, she started her sentence on October 15 and was expected to be released on Sunday, October 27.
In a statement to Radar, a BOP official also explained that the star was released early due to a standard policy for inmates who are set to be freed on weekends.
Her exit came two days after Radar exclusively reported the star and mother of two was a shattered wreck behind bars.
“Felicity put on a brave face leading up to her sentencing, but once that prison door slammed shut behind her, it finally sunk in where she was,” a source said. “The constant screams, yelping and banging rammed it home that she’d been thrust into a living hell!”
Huffman pleaded guilty to a fraud conspiracy charge in a Boston courtroom on May 13. She admitted she paid $15,000 to inflate her 19-year-old daughter, Sophia Grace Macy’s SAT scores in order to get her accepted into college. The Hollywood actress apologized for her part in the scam but was still slapped with a $30,000 fine as part of her sentence.
Now that Huffman has come clean about her crime and is paying for it, The College Board has allowed her eldest daughter to retake her SATs.
Huffman is also mom to 17-year-old daughter Georgia Grace Macy, with husband William H. Macy. The Shameless actor was not charged in the college admissions scandal like his wife despite the fact that he knew about the scam.
Paying Her Dues
In photos from this weekend, Huffman is in good spirits while walking to the teen rehab center.
She is wearing a black sweater, matching headband, blue jeans, black flats, and brown sunglasses.
Off To Work!
Her hair is pulled back and she appears to be carrying baking trays.
Huffman is seen waving at photographers while on her way to fulfill her duties.
As Huffman continues to pay for her crime, fellow actress Lori Loughlin maintains her innocence.
In Deep Water
Radar readers know the Full House star and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among the 50 people charged in the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues.”
The couple has pleaded not guilty after being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud on March 11, 2019.
Facing The Law
A source told Radar they will be officially arraigned on November 20. According to The U.S. Office for the District of Massachusetts, they are also set to appear in court January 17, 2020.