:33 PM RT – We just received a verdict report from the probation department and the reason the Ministry thinks there is no time behind bars is good because there is NO LIFE. The report is clear … no one lost a penny as a result of Felicity hiring someone to take the SAT test. The Department has repeatedly denied prosecutors claiming various forms of loss, including emotional distress, damage to schools' reputation, etc.
This may be the most important sentence, especially for defendants such as Laurie Loglin – "There was no actual or planned loss." The word "intended" is meaningful, as Felicity may have wanted to get her daughter to university – something that could have displaced another candidate – yet the probation department does not consider it a FOUND. This could help Lori claim that in her case there is no loss.
Felicity Huffman wants to make it clear to the judge that she sentenced her – what she did in the college case did no harm to anyone, and therefore no precedent to jail her for even a day.
Sources familiar with Felicity's case tell TMZ … the Desperate Housewives actress and her defense team have two arguments for not spending time behind bars, despite prosecutors recommending a 1 1945 sentence. 1 month .
Felicity and co. The findings of the probation department indicate that it should only receive zero months, as no one has suffered losses due to their actions. Remember, Felicity pleaded guilty to conspiracy fees to pay $ 15,000 to give her daughter a leg up for her college exams.
Apparently Felicity agrees with the "lossless argument" presented by the probation department. In new court documents obtained by TMZ, she also says that the prosecutor's office made unfair comparisons between her and other defendants in the case.
According to the Felicity team … the prosecution cited 2 dozen old cases in which prison time was often handed over to ring leaders, Felicity says she was not the big fish in this scheme and should not be condemned as such. she was just a customer of Rick Singer and not of the head of his plot .
She cites a case that prosecutors are trying to use as a precedent … where a person gets jail time for hacking the university system. Felicity says it's a comparison of apples and oranges
Bottom line … Felicity hopes the judge will admit that she didn't hurt anyone – especially since her child didn't even graduate from college this year.
Originally Posted – 9:50 am PT