Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison in college admissions scandal

June 14, 2019 | AlJazeera.com

A former Stanford University sailing coach avoided prison on Wednesday in the first sentencing to result from the United States college admissions scandal after admitting he took bribes to help children of wealthy parents gain admission to the school.

John Vandemoer, 41, was sentenced by US District Judge Rya Zobel in Boston to six months of home confinement, rejecting prosecutors’ request for a 13-month prison term after he pleaded guilty in March to racketeering conspiracy.

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