News of actor Felicity Huffman’s prompted many on social media to compare her sentence to that of Crystal Mason, a Texas woman who faces five years in prison for casting a provisional ballot.
Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to raise her daughter’s SAT score. She ultimately pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors had recommended a 1-month sentence. Huffman will also have to pay $30,000 and do 250 hours of community service.
Mason was convicted of illegal voting after casting a provisional ballot in 2016 while on supervised release for a federal felony, but says she didn’t know she was ineligible to vote. Even though the ballot was rejected,