A former Stanford University sailing coach has become the first person to be sentenced in the widespread college admissions scandal.
John Vandemoer apologized to his friends, family, the sailing team and Stanford during the hearing. A judge in Boston sentenced him to one day in prison, which they deemed to already have been served. In addition, he will also pay a $10,000 fine and serve two years of supervised release, including six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
His lawyers had been seeking to only receive probation, as Vandemoer did not take any of the bribe money for himself, instead putting it all into the sailing program.