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No Prison Time For Coach In First 'Varsity Blues' Sentencing

Law360, Boston (June 12, 2019, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The former sailing coach at Stanford University avoided prison for his role in the nationwide college admissions scandal known as "Varsity Blues," with a Massachusetts federal judge handing down the first sentence in the headline-grabbing case Wednesday afternoon.

John Vandemoer was sentenced to one day in prison — deemed served — as well as six months of home confinement and a $10,000 fine for agreeing to accept more than $610,000 of bribes from William "Rick" Singer, the scheme's mastermind. Senior U.S. District Justice Rya W. Zobel called Vandemoer the "least culpable" of the 50 people charged in the case and rejected...

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