Felicity Huffman’s Bond Set at $250,000 For Bribery Charge, Court Refused Her Release Appeal

American actress Felicity Huffman visited a federal courtroom in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon where she faced an accusation of paying a bribe to improve her daughter’s SAT score.

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The judge Alexander F. MacKinnon set her bond at $250,000, while her actor husband William H. Macy was also in the front row in court but didn’t charge with any bad act.

The 54-year-old an American actress, model, and producer Lori Loughlin didn’t appear in court, but her husband Mossimo Giannulli attended court, was also set bond at $1 million by the judge, secured against the couple’s home. However, Giannulli and Huffman both later posted bond and left the court.

Huffman and Mossimo both will be attending the next court date is set for March 29 in Boston, although the court has taken their passports. In the case, both renowned celebrities are banned to move outside the continental United States.

When the 56-year-old actress was asked by the court if she understood the charges, replied saying “yes”, while she attended court sporting a dark sweater and glasses.

Judge F. MacKinnon ordered to take her into police custody with charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. After appearing court former “Desperate Housewives” star was arrested, but her attorney Evan Jenness appealed to judge that she should be released on her own recognizance.

Nonetheless, the judge has denied approving Huffman’s release, despite the fact that federal prosecutor Adam Schleifer explained that she was set bond at $250,000 which is warranted, but H. Macy’s wife owns real estate assets are valued at over $20 million, also $4 million in liquid securities.

The federal prosecutor also argued that her alleged offense “bespeaks dishonesty, which is something the government takes seriously.” In the response, Huffman shook her head.

Schleifer further spoke by claiming that Huffman’s act demonstrates absolute compliance to violate norms of conduct, and part with money to take a shortcut. This is why Huffman a considerable bond amount would be necessitated for just securing her future appearance at court dates.