Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty, Prosecutors Want Her to Serve Four Months in Prison

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why prosecutors seem so hellbent on locking up Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Yes, they bribed their kids’ way into colleges they didn’t deserve to get into, but so did every rich person in the country. Does anyone honestly believe that George W. Bush got into Harvard and Yale on merit? The “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me, uh, fool me won’t be fooled again” guy? The cops who busted them even made it clear at the press conference that bribing a college to take your kid is still legal as long as you do it the right way, like Dr. Dre did.

Prosecutors seem adamant that Huffman and Laughlin need to spend time in jail when everyone knows they deserve a slap on the wrist. If we were a country that actually punished rich people for financial crimes, it would be different. But Elon Musk got a fine and a time out for trying to manipulate Tesla’s stock prices to spite short-sellers, which seems like a way more egregious crime to me, so why do you need to put Martha Stewart or Felicity Huffman in prison? Can’t they just get the same prosecutor Jussie Smollett had?

Here’s what NPR said about the “deal” prosecutors are giving Huffman after she pleaded guilty:

Prosecutors are recommending $20,000 in fines and a four-month prison sentence. Huffman could end up serving even less, and possibly at a half-way house.

I dunno, is society going to be improved if we put Felicity Huffman in prison? Really? If I had to guess, I’d say this is some prosecutor looking to get promoted for being “tough on crime,” and there are way worse blue-collar crimes. I don’t see what’s gained by making an example here, especially since you can continue to bribe colleges “the right way.”

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