Actress Felicity Huffman has just started her prison sentence.
In a statement, Huffman’s representative said, “Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released.”
Huffman will be in prison for 14 days for her involvement in the college cheating scandal, which rocked the nation earlier this year.
Along with serving time, Huffman has been ordered to pay a $30,000 fine. She is also required to perform community service.
Last month, the former “Desperate Housewives” star and "Transamerica" Oscar nominee had looked somber in a navy blue dress and nude heels as she arrived to John Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston with her husband William H. Macy by her side to hear her sentence.
She later released a statement, saying, in part, “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.”
A source recently told People magazine, “She’s embarrassed and just ready to get this behind her. She wants to serve her time and move forward.”
Leading up to her sentence, Huffman reportedly spent time with Macy. Another source claimed, “They are talking a lot and spending lots of time together. They’re going for walks, playing board games and having family dinners. They are a solid group and they are leaning on each other for support.”
Huffman was arrested in March, and later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Huffman released a statement in April accepting responsibility for her actions that read: “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions."