Felicity Huffman released from prison after serving sentence in college admissions scandal

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Authorities released actress Felicity Huffman from a federal prison in California on Friday after she turned herself in earlier this month to face a 14-day sentence for paying an admissions consultant to falsify her eldest daughter's college entrance exam.

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Huffman was released Friday from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, authorities told NBC News and E! News. She had turned herself in on October 15 and served 11 days of her sentence before her release, CNN reported.

Huffman, 56, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors said she paid admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer $15,000, which she disguised as a charitable donation, to rig her daughter's SAT score. Authorities said her daughter was unaware of the arrangement.

Huffman was one of more than 50 people, including 34 parents, to be charged earlier this year with participating in the large-scale admissions scheme. Prosecutors said the parents involved paid Singer to bribe college coaches and rig test scores to get their children into elite universities. The scandal also led to the arrests of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, both of whom are fighting the charges.

Authorities say it's the biggest college admissions case ever prosecuted by the Justice Department, with a total of 51 people charged.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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