After accepting $610,000 in bribes to reserve athletic recruitment spots for wealthy families’ children, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer was sentenced on Wednesday to one day in prison and six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
Stanford is working with a state attorney to find a worthy cause to donate the $770,000 fraudulently gained from the national college admissions scandal — including the $610,000 obtained from bribes to former head sailing coach John Vandemoer — according to a victim impact statement submitted to Boston District court. Vandemoer’s sentencing hearing will take place on Wednesday.
On May 1st, news finally broke regarding the identity of the former Stanford student who was expelled as part of the fall out surrounding the college admissions scandal. It is certainly good gossip material, because some of the details are truly breathtaking.
At the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of spring quarter, University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne addressed the circumstances surrounding the expulsion of a student involved in the admissions bribery scandal.
Stanford spokesperson E.J. Miranda confirmed in an email to The Daily that the University received a letter from the Education Department regarding the latter’s “preliminary investigation.”
Plaintiffs Kalea Woods ’20, Keri Fidelak and her daughter, Lauren Fidelak, now join Erica Olsen ’21, who dropped out of the case in the first amended complaint on Thursday morning.
Two Stanford juniors have filed a federal class action lawsuit against Stanford and seven other universities implicated in the admissions bribery scandal.
Four Stanford affiliates, along with 11 Bay Area parents, have been charged for their participation in a national college admissions cheating scandal.