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Felicity Huffman steps out with husband William H. Macy ahead of sentencing next month in college admissions scandal

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 8/19/2019 Caitlyn Becker For Dailymail.com

She's facing jail time for her role in the college admissions scandal that rocked Hollywood.

Felicity Huffman was spotted out with her husband William H. Macy just weeks before she is set to be sentenced by a judge in the college admissions scandal. 

The couple walked together to a friends casual barbecue in Los Angeles on Sunday.

a man and a woman standing next to a road: Enjoying their time together: Felicity Huffman was spotted out with her husband William H. Macy just weeks before she is set to be sentenced by a judge in the college admissions scandal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Enjoying their time together: Felicity Huffman was spotted out with her husband William H. Macy just weeks before she is set to be sentenced by a judge in the college admissions scandal

The 56-year-old had her hair pulled back and was makeup-free, wearing a simple printed sundress that she paired with white trainers.

Felicity walked with her arms behind her back, holding a notebook while chatting and wearing a somber expression.

a person holding a sign: In court: Their outing comes less than a month before the Desperate Housewives star is to be sentenced in Operation Varsity Blues on September 13 after she pleaded guilty to fraud; Prosecutors are recommending four months behind bars © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In court: Their outing comes less than a month before the Desperate Housewives star is to be sentenced in Operation Varsity Blues on September 13 after she pleaded guilty to fraud; Prosecutors are recommending four months behind bars Her actor husband was also casual in a pair of jeans and a printed blue Oxford shirt.

The 69-year-old Shameless star mirrored his wife's solemn look as he walked with a metal to-go coffee cup in his hand.

a man standing next to a woman: Casual outing: The couple stepped out on Sunday together to head to a friend's barbecue © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Casual outing: The couple stepped out on Sunday together to head to a friend's barbecue

Their outing comes less than a month before the Desperate Housewives star is to be sentenced in Operation Varsity Blues on September 13.

In the spring, Huffman pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Felicity, who's mother to daughters Sofia, 18, and Georgia, 17, admitted to shelling out $15,000 for a proctor to correct wrong answers on Sofia's SATs. 

a group of people posing for a photo: Operation Varsity Blues: Felicity admitted to shelling out $15,000 for a proctor to correct wrong answers on her daughter Sofia SATs (L-R William H. Macy, Georgia Macy, Felicity Huffman and Sofia Macy in 2014) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Operation Varsity Blues: Felicity admitted to shelling out $15,000 for a proctor to correct wrong answers on her daughter Sofia SATs (L-R William H. Macy, Georgia Macy, Felicity Huffman and Sofia Macy in 2014)

On the day she entered her plea, the actress teared up while explaining that her daughter suffered from a learning disability throughout her life, which is why she sought to cheat on the standardized test.

Huffman routed her payment though an admissions official named William Singer via his nonprofit Key Worldwide Foundation; prosecutors said the aforementioned foundation was set up as a front to accept payoffs.

'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.

a group of people posing for the camera: '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 (Pictured outside of federal court in May) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited '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 (Pictured outside of federal court in May)

'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.' 

Prosecutors with the US Attorney's office then recommended that Huffman serve a sentence of four months in prison, followed by a full year of supervised release.

In addition, lawyers with the US Attorney's office asked the judge to fine Huffman $20,000.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Hopeful: A source claimed that the star is 'prepared to serve the four months behind bars if that¿s what she¿s ordered to do.' However, she is 'hopeful that she¿s a suitable candidate for a halfway house instead of prison confinement.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hopeful: A source claimed that the star is 'prepared to serve the four months behind bars if that¿s what she¿s ordered to do.' However, she is 'hopeful that she¿s a suitable candidate for a halfway house instead of prison confinement.'

A source close to Huffman revealed that the star is ready to serve jail time, but holding out hope for a more lenient sentence.

The insider said the actress is 'prepared to serve the four months behind bars if that’s what she’s ordered to do,' according to US Weekly.

However, she is 'hopeful that she’s a suitable candidate for a halfway house instead of prison confinement.' 

Related video: Felicity Huffman pleads guilty (via ETOnline.com)

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