Felicity Huffman should serve a month in jail and pay a fine of $20,000 for her admitted role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, federal prosecutors said in a filing Friday, while the actress is seeking probation and community service instead.
Huffman pleaded guilty in May to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter's answers on the SAT.
The prosecution and defense filed memos outlining for a judge how Huffman should be sentenced.
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Prosecutors said that the "Desperate Housewives" star's conduct was "deliberate and manifestly criminal," recommending that her month behind bars should be followed by a year of supervised release.
Her attorneys are seeking a year of probation and 250 hours of community service along with a $20,000 fine.
"I have a deep and abiding shame over what I have done," she wrote in the filing.
Huffman is one of the most prominent Hollywood stars to have participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system
The Associated Press contributed to this report.