Felicity Huffman arrives to sentencing in college admissions scandal holding hands with her husband

A show of solidarity.

Felicity Huffman arrived at a Boston courthouse on Friday hand-in-hand with husband William H. Macy for her sentencing in connection with the massive college admissions scandal that erupted in March.

The former “Desperate Housewives” actress looked solemn as they walked into federal court, with Huffman wearing a navy, short-sleeved dress with a thin belt, gold earrings and her hair down to her shoulders and Macy wearing a simple suit and showing off a scruffier look than usual.

12 PHOTOSFelicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive for sentencingSee GalleryFelicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive for sentencingBOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 13: Felicity Huffman arrives with her husband William H. Macy at John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13, 2019. (Photo by Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 13: Felicity Huffman arrives with her husband William H. Macy at John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13, 2019. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 13: Felicity Huffman arrives with her husband William H. Macy at John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13, 2019. (Photo by Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 13:Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy arrive at John Moakley U.S. Courthousefor Huffman’s sentencing hearing for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 13:Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy arrive at John Moakley U.S. Courthousefor Huffman’s sentencing hearing for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way to the entrance of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, makes her way into the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse September 13, 2019 in Boston, where she will be sentenced for her role in the College Admissions scandal. – Huffman, one of the defendants charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, is scheduled to be sentenced for paying $15,000 to inflate her daughters SAT scores, a crime she said she committed trying to be a good parent. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Up Next

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This is the first time that Macy has accompanied his wife to court, despite multiple appearances in court since the charges were announced in early March. His appearance with her follows months of reports that the couple’s marriage was being seriously tested by his wife’s legal troubles. 

She reportedly has “roughly 13 loved ones” with her at court today, including longtime friends and siblings.

According to CNN, prosecutors have suggested a one-month prison sentence for Huffman, in addition to a $20,000 fine, while defense lawyers are seeking a sentence of one-year probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine. She’s the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the scandal.

This spring, the actress pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, admitting that she paid $15,000 for William Singer to rig her older daughter’s SAT scores to help her get into an elite college.

Earlier this week, Huffman wrote a letter to U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani not to “in any way justify my wrongdoing, my guilty or to avoid conscious acceptance of the consequences,” rather to “shed light on how I finally got to the day I said ‘Yes’ to this scheme.”

“In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot,” she wrote. “I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair. I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter, and failed my family. […] The factual story is that I didn’t go shopping for a college counselor to find out how to rig a SAT score. I didn’t even know such a scheme existed.”

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were also charged in connection with the scheme, though they pled not guilty and were slapped with additional charges of money laundering.

12 PHOTOSLori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli return to courtSee GalleryLori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli return to courtBOSTON, MA – AUGUST 27: Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, right, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. A judge says actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case. Prosecutors had said their lawyers pose a potential conflict of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli say the firms work for USC was unrelated to the admissions case and was handled by different lawyers. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 27: Lori Loughlin, center, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, behind her at right, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. A judge says actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case. Prosecutors had said their lawyers pose a potential conflict of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli say the firms work for USC was unrelated to the admissions case and was handled by different lawyers. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 27: Lori Loughlin, center left, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, center right, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. A judge says actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case. Prosecutors had said their lawyers pose a potential conflict of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli say the firms work for USC was unrelated to the admissions case and was handled by different lawyers. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and husband Mossimo Giannulli (C rear)exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019. – Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and husband Mossimo Giannulli (C rear) exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019. – Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019. – Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and husband Mossimo Giannulli (C rear)exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019. – Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)(Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 27: Lori Loughlin, center, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, behind her at right, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. A judge says actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case. Prosecutors had said their lawyers pose a potential conflict of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli say the firms work for USC was unrelated to the admissions case and was handled by different lawyers. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 27: Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, behind her at left, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. A judge says actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, can continue using a law firm that recently represented the University of Southern California. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case. Prosecutors had said their lawyers pose a potential conflict of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli say the firms work for USC was unrelated to the admissions case and was handled by different lawyers. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, arrive at the federal courthouse for a hearing on charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 27, 2019.REUTERS/Josh ReynoldsActress Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli leave the federal courthouse after a hearing on charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 27, 2019.REUTERS/Josh ReynoldsLori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Up Next

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