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No prison time for John Vandemoer


A judge ruled Wednesday no prison time for Ex Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer. John Vandemoer sentencing is the first in the college admissions bribery case that exposed wealthy parents paying bribes to get their children into top schools. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel sentenced Vandemoer to one day in prison, of which he had served. He will pay a $10,000 fine and serve two years of supervised release, including six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring. Judge Zobel said she believed it was important that Coach Vandemoer be punished because “it’s too easy to do this kind of thing.” But she said she didn’t believe he needed to serve time behind bars, noting he didn’t take any of the money for himself. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen told the judge “If we fail to take these crimes seriously, if you give just a slap on the wrist instead of real punishment. … We are short changing not only the criminal justice system, but all those kids in high school who are working hard every day in an effort to improve their own lives and to get into the best school they can honestly and through hard work,”

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