Actress Felicity Huffman released on $250,000 bond, forced to surrender passport amid college admissions scandal

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  • Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000
    bond and was ordered to surrender her passport on Tuesday,
    following her arrest resulting from the FBI’s college-admissions
    investigation.
  • Huffman’s real-estate assets were reportedly valued “in
    excess of $20 million,” and the actress was estimated to have $4
    million in immediate funds, according to prosecutors.
  • Huffman was among the nearly 50 people who were charged
    in the FBI’s investigation into a massive bribery, money
    laundering, and document fabrication scheme to get students
    admitted to elite colleges.

Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond and
ordered to surrender her passport on Tuesday, following her arrest
that resulted from the FBI’s college-admissions investigation.

The “Desperate Housewives” and “American Crime” actress appeared
in federal court in Los Angeles for around 12 minutes with her
husband, actor William Macy, according to CBS News correspondent
Steve Futterman.

Huffman’s real estate assets were reportedly valued “in excess
of $20 million,” and the actress was estimated to have $4 million
in immediate funds, according to prosecutors.

Huffman was among the nearly
50 people
who were charged in the FBI’s investigation of a
massive bribery, money laundering, and document fabrication scheme
designed to get students admitted to colleges. Court documents
revealed that college athletic coaches were bribed and college
entrance exams were doctored as part of the alleged scheme.

Huffman is accused of participating in the “cheating scheme on
behalf of her eldest daughter” by making what was described as a
“charitable contribution” of $15,000, according to the criminal
complaint. Huffman is also accused of planning to make the same
arrangement for her younger daughter before backing out.

Macy, the star of Showtime’s “Shameless,” was not indicted.

SEE ALSO: Here’s
the full list of people charged in the college-admissions cheating
scandal


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