Ex-Stanford sailing coach gets 1-day sentence in admissions scandal

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U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel on Wednesday sentenced former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer to one day in prison for his role in the nation’s college admissions scandal, in which wealthy parents allegedly paid hefty sums for various forms of help getting their children into elite colleges.

Vandemoer was deemed to have served his time already, so the decision meant he’ll get no additional time in prison.

He’ll have to serve two years’ probation, the first six months in home confinement. Vandemoer was the first of the 50 coaches involved in the scandal to be sentenced.

In addition to rigging entrance exams and making false claims on applications, some of the parents paid to have their kids admitted as recruited athletes in sports they didn’t play.

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