Felicity Huffman's Desperate Housewives Co-Star Slams 'Slap on the Wrist' Sentence

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Felicity Huffman's tiny sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal did not go down well with one of her former Desperate Housewives co-stars. 

Ricardo Antonio Chavira took to Twitter to publicly slam the 14-day prison sentence. 

“White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about,” Chavira tweeted.

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“Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean s–t to these people.”

He continued,  “I saw Eight years worth of it working on Housewives."

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"I’ve seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I’ve struggled w the intricacies of it on a daily basis w all the cultural bias I’ve received on both ends."

"But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this s–t.”

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Chavira was a series regular on the ABC hit as Carlos Solis, the husband of Eva Longoria's Gabrielle Solis. 

Huffman was sentenced to 14-days behind bars back in September. Her prison sentence is expected to begin on October 25 when the actress is slated to report to prison. 

In addition, she must pay a $30,000 fine, complete a year of supervised release as well as 250 hours of community service. 

The actress was accused of paying $15,000 to give her daughter Sophia a boost in her SAT scores to help with her entrance to an elite college. 

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Even more concerning is that Huffman planned on doing the same again for her younger daughter, but decided against it. 

For her part, the actress has accepted responsibility for her actions. 

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"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community," she said in a statement released in April. 

"I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”

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After pleading guilty to fraud charges, 27 people wrote letters to the judge in the case to try to help Huffman avoid a lengthy prison sentence. 

One of those was Longoria, with whom she appeared alongside on all eight seasons of Desperate Housewives. 

“There was a time when I was being bullied at work by a co-worker. I dreaded the days I had to work with that person because it was pure torture,” Longoria said.

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“Until one day, Felicity told the bully ‘enough’ and it all stopped. … I know I would not have survived those 10 years if it wasn’t for the friendship of Felicity.”

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Desperate Housewives Quotes

There were many things Gabrielle Solis knew for certain. She knew red was her color. She knew diamonds went with everything and she knew men were all the same. But the one thing Gabrielle knew above all else...she would never want children. Unfortunately for Gabrielle, her husband, Carlos, felt differently. Yes, Gabrielle Solis knew without a doubt she didn't want to be a mother, but what she couldn't know was just how much her husband wanted to be a father, or that he'd been tampering with her birth control for months. Or that within one week's time, she'd be pregnant

Mary Alice

You and me, we're doing a tango.

Carlos