College Admissions Scandal: Former Sailing Coach Sentenced To 1 Day In Prison
Subsequent to pleading guilty in March for his role in the national college admissions scandal, former Stanford University head sailing coach John Vandemoer received a prison sentencing of one day, versus the 13 months he originally faced.
In addition to being the first associated to be sentenced, he’ll need to pay a $10,000 fine, versus the original $250,000, plus have two years of supervised release with six months of home detention with electronic monitoring.
While Vandemoer admitted to accepting $610,000 in bribes to help two prospective students, without sailing experience, gain entry into the school as recruits, he argues that instead of pocketing the money, he used it for the program.
Additionally, prosecutors retort:
“While the defendant did not profit financially from his crimes in a directly measurable way … his actions nonetheless enhanced his own status within the university, gave him more money to use for the sailing program he implemented, and furthered his career.”