Former “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, one of the parents who was implicated in the college admissions scandal, is back in court this week asking a judge to return her passport, which is currently being held by the U.S. Probation and Pre-Trial Services Department.
Entertainment Tonight reported that back in September of 2019, Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in prison for paying someone $15,000 to correct her daughter’s wrong answers on the SAT, greatly improving her score. She was also hit with a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of community, as well as one year of probation, which she is nearing the end of now.
Huffman’s lawyers filed court documents on Wednesday saying that she is about to complete her supervised release, and that she has already finished all of the other aspects of her sentence. The documents show that prosecutors have not objected to Huffman being given her passport back.
Though Huffman has been staying out of the public eye since the college admissions scandal broke, sources say that she is hoping to launch her comeback in Hollywood “early next year.”
“Like everyone else, Felicity is staying home with her family and quarantining,” a source said back in April. “She continues to be very involved with the charities involving prison reform and The Teen Project. Once COVID settles, and as she has said in the past, she will continue the work past the completion of her community service hours. Felicity is also hopeful that she’ll be able to return to acting early next year.”
Huffman completed at least some of her community service hours at The Teen Project, which helps at-risk homeless and sex trafficked young women. She had previously volunteered at the organization with her 17-year-old daughter, Georgia.
“For the last two years, Felicity and younger daughter Georgia have been going to The Teen Project two to three times a week and tutoring young high school girls to help them get their GED,” another source said. “These are girls who are from at-risk populations, who have been on the streets, human trafficked or suffered addiction.”
“The work that she’ll be doing at The Teen Project is impactful and significantly helping the young girls,” the source continued. “It is very meaningful for Felicity.”