Even celebrities aren’t above the law
While many things are much easier for celebrities, they are still not above the law. Even professional athletes, actors, and singers end up in court for their mistakes and some even end up behind bars. The latter was the case for these nine celebrities.
Every parent wants their kid to get into a good school. Felicity Huffman did everything she could to make that happen. In 2019, the actress was convicted of fraud after having paid 15,000 dollars for higher grades on her daughter’s exam. The Desperate Housewives star was sentenced to two weeks in a California prison for her crime. She also received a fine of 30,000 dollars and was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service.
Bill Cosby was accused of sexual abuse on many accounts. In December of 2015 he was tried for three accusations of sexual abuse towards women. In 2018 he was found guilty of the crimes and faced a prison sentence of three to ten years after first paying a 25,000-dollar fine. He served time for a short while in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility and was later moved to a Pennsylvania state prison. He was placed in solitary confinement and wasn’t allowed any contact with fellow prisoners for the first four months.
In October of 2014, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were accused of committing bankruptcy fraud. They both received prison sentences for their crime. Teresa received 11 months and her husband Joe received 41 months. They didn’t serve their sentences in prison at the same time. The judge allowed them to serve out their sentences at separate times to allow one parent to take care of their four daughters while the other was incarcerated.
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