Felicity Huffman released from prison early

Actress Felicity Huffman has been released from federal prison in California before she completed her two-week sentence, the New York Post reports.

The former “Desperate Housewives” star reported to the Federal Correctional Institute in Dublin, California, on October 15, according to NBC News. Though she had been set for release on Sunday, the 13th day of her sentence, a prison official told the news outlet she was freed on Friday in accordance with a policy for inmates who are scheduled for weekend release.

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Huffman had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, admitting that she paid $15,000 in bribes to help her eldest daughter cheat on a college entrance examination.

In addition to the two-week jail term, Huffman was ordered to serve 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine. Court documents obtained by NBC News show that Huffman has paid the fine.

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