Update 8:10 p.m. Now Bernie Sanders is sharing this bogus comparison:

Original Post:

Actress Felicity Huffman was just sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in the college admissions scandal and blue-checks are comparing that to the sentence for Tanya McDowell who, according to them, was sentenced to jail for 5 years after she lied about her home address to send her son to a better school:

So, did she really get 5 years for this as these blue-checks are saying?

Nope. Conveniently, the part about her being a drug dealer is getting left out:

From the Connecticut Post (the “Norwalk case” is about her using a fake address to get her son into the better school):

[Superior Court Judge Frank] Iannotti retorted Tuesday that the Norwalk case had nothing to do with why McDowell was before him.

“This case is about the convictions for the sale of narcotics to an undercover police officer,” the judge said. “I think you understand that because that is really the essence of what has gotten you into the predicament you find yourself today.”

On the two counts of sale of narcotics, the judge then sentenced her to 12 years, suspended after she serves five years and followed by five years probation. The sentence is to run concurrently with a five-year sentence she received in the Norwalk case.

Oh, and her attorney is happy with the outcome:

In the end, both he and McDowell’s lawyer, Darnell Crosland, said they were happy with the resolution of the cases.


Editor’s note: This post has been updated.