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Father Sentenced in College Admissions Scam

Sep 26, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Following the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman to 14 days of jail time on Sept. 13, a second parent has been sentenced in connection with the sweeping college admissions scam. The New York Times reports that California businessman Devin Sloane was sentenced to four months in federal prison, a $95,000 fine, and 500 hours of community service.

“The ruse was flagrant,” The Times reports. “The father ordered water polo gear online and had his son pose in it for a photograph in the family’s swimming pool. He then hired a graphic designer to enhance the photo, another piece in a scheme to pass his son off as a water polo player and secure admission to the University of Southern California — for the price of $250,000, some of it paid as a bribe to a U.S.C. official.”

Sloane was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani, the same judge who sentenced Huffman.

“Like Ms. Huffman, Mr. Sloane pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, though the details of what they did were different,” The Times notes. “Ms. Huffman admitted to paying $15,000 to cheat on her daughter’s SAT.”

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