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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:09 PM

Ex-Stanford sailing coach sentenced to one day in admissions bribery scandal

Source: Washington Post

BOSTON A former Stanford University sailing coach was sentenced Wednesday to a single day behind bars for racketeering conspiracy in the college admissions bribery scandal.

But the federal judge in the case said the one-day term for John Vandemoer would be deemed already served, meaning that he is not heading to prison. She also imposed a $10,000 fine and two years of supervised release, including six months of home confinement.

Vandemoer became the first person sentenced in the Varsity Blues case, out of 50 the federal government charged, when he appeared here in federal court.

U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel delivered the sentence. Noting that Vandemoer had not pocketed bribes for his own gain, in contrast to others accused in the scandal, Zobel said: I have not heard of anyone who is less culpable. Prosecutors had recommended little more than a year in prison.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/06/12/ex-stanford-sailing-coach-be-sentenced-admissions-bribery-scandal/?utm_term=.a351d7ccf15f&wpisrc=al_news__alert-national&wpmk=1



One day for $610,000 in bribes...

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Reply Ex-Stanford sailing coach sentenced to one day in admissions bribery scandal (Original post)
former9thward Jun 12 OP
Journeyman Jun 12 #1
Kind of Blue Jun 12 #5
OnlinePoker Jun 12 #2
Harker Jun 12 #10
3catwoman3 Jun 12 #3
Kind of Blue Jun 12 #4
Paladin Jun 12 #6
Wuddles440 Jun 12 #7
jvill Jun 12 #8
gldstwmn Jun 12 #9
obamanut2012 Jun 12 #11
pnwmom Jun 12 #12
McKim Jun 13 #13
Farmer-Rick Jun 13 #14

Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:11 PM

1. Whew. I thought he was going to get off with a light sentence . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:21 PM

5. Yeah, and sure is a good lesson for others

thinking of getting into the racket

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:13 PM

2. Says he didn't pocket it personally but funneled it to the sailing program

I'm sure all those extra bucks coming into the program ensured he would keep his job, so he did pocket the money in a roundabout way.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:36 PM

10. Yes.

And his likelihood of remaining employed there shot up.

Hardly an act of altruism.

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:14 PM

3. Well, that's a load of BS.

Why even bother?

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:20 PM

4. Disgusting. And what does one-day term deemed already served

even mean if he's never served any time? Wow.

K&R for visibility.

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:38 PM

6. White, upper-class privilege. (nt)

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:39 PM

7. Another example...

of a corrupt and bankrupt justice system. Crime pays for the privileged members of our society. What a joke.

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:01 PM

8. Finally!

Much needed funds to keep the long beleaguered Stanford Sailing Team afloat!

Glad they didn't have to resort to selling cookies, organs, or selling off their own personal boats!

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:29 PM

9. So does this verdict back up Loughlin and Mossimo's

defense that they thought the money was going to charity?

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:38 PM

11. no

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:06 PM

12. The bribes didn't go to him directly. They went to Stanford's sailing program.

So that was the reason for the shorter sentence.

What he did was still wrong, however, and he has paid a price.

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:34 AM

13. Coaches are Sports Gods

In a nation obsessed with sports, coaches are gods, celebreties. They get away with a lot.

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Response to former9thward (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:15 AM

14. Well why would Stanford University need $610,000 for their sailing program?

It's one of the richest universities in the world, why do they need that extra income for an elite program? It's so weird. It's as if the judge says don't worry these are rich people and they can do whatever they want. Capitalism at its best.

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