Eva Longoria and other celebrities write letters of support for actress Felicity Huffman ahead of her sentencing

(CNN)Actress Felicity Huffman is asking for a year’s probation, 250 hours of community service and a $20,000 fine for her involvement in the college admissions scandal, a new filing from her attorneys says. In their filing, Huffman’s attorneys claim her conduct during the trial was “completely out of character.” “Nothing about her ‘history and characteristics’ require a prison sentence; in fact, consideration of the life Ms. Huffman has lived points decisively in the opposite direction,” the attorneys wrote. The US government requested in a separate filing on Friday that the actress be sentenced to a month of prison followed by 12 months of supervised release and pay a $20,000 fine. In the memorandum, the government called Huffman’s decision to cheat …