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seems fair to us

The guy didn’t profit personally, he only added to the much needed coffers of an underfunded sailing program. (Okay, perhaps underfunded is not the right word. Maybe perpetually searching for funding is more accurate – ed). What the fuck is throwing him in jail going to do? Probation seems justified to us.

Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer will serve no time in prison in connection with the college entrance scam. He is the first among 50 people charged in connection with the scheme to be sentenced.

Vandemoer was sentenced to two years supervised release and a $10,000 fine. He must spend the first six months of the sentence in home detention with electronic monitoring, Massachusetts Judge Rya Zobel said.
Vandemoer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering for arranging bribes of $110,000 and $160,000 to the sailing program and then designating two applicants, who had no sailing experience, as sailing recruits, according to his criminal complaint.
Neither student completed the application process, university officials said. Read on.