Actress Felicity Huffman freed from California jail

Regret wasn’t enough to avoid jail time for Huffman: Former DOJ official

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tom Dupree says the judge wanted to send a message when it comes to Felicity’s Huffman’s sentence.

Actress Felicity Huffman was sprung from the northern California jail where she served 11 of her 14-day sentence for paying $15,000 to help her daughter get into college, officials confirmed Friday.

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Huffman was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California early Friday morning pursuant to Bureau of Prisons regulations, which ruled that an inmate who is due to be freed on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, may be released on the preceding weekday, the BOP said in a statement.

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She was due to be released Sunday. The “Desperate Housewives” star was arrested in March. Authorities leading the investigation dubbed "Varsity Blues" said she paid a designated person to proctor her daughter’s exam in December 2017, then change her answers to improve the score.

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The mom of two, who is married to “Fargo” actor William H. Macy, pleaded guilty in May to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

She is one of more than 50 people who were charged in connection to the sweeping case, dubbed “Varsity Blues.”

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Fox News' Mike Lundin contributed to this report. 

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