California executive gets prison time for bribing son’s way into college

Devin Sloane admitted to paying $250,000 to get his son into USC as a water polo player despite his son having never played the sport. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
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Transcript for California executive gets prison time for bribing son’s way into college
Which are now to the college admission is cheating scandal NN new sentence that's just been handed down a California executive is heading to president. For bribing his son's way into USA legal experts say the sentence should send a message to other parents charged in the scandal. Including actress Laurie lock one. This morning a Los Angeles businessman has prepared to spend months behind bars for its role in the college admissions bribery scandal. Devin Sloane is only the second person to be sentence in the scheme or wealthy parents are accused of paying large sums of money to get their kids into procedures college's. Sloan admitted to paying 250000. Dollars to get his son into the University of Southern California. As the water polo player. Even though it's son did not play the sport. Court documents say Sloan purchase water polo gear on Amazon. Got a son to pose in their back court pool with a deer. And then hired a graphic designer to Photoshop the images. To Warner's request that no jail time. Arguing a fine and community service would be adequate punishment but the judge took a tougher stand. Sentencing him to four months in prison like Sloan actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty and her case. Admitting she paid 151000 dollars ever Procter change her daughter's SAT scores. She was given a two weeks intense. There's possibility that they might keep her local in Los Angeles anymore at detention center Eric. Which could mean that she would be in a population it would include violent criminals as follows white collar criminals. Prosecutors say Sloan conduct with four more egregious than Hoffman's because Sloan paid seventeen times the bribe amount in did not accept responsibility of the same way Hoffman did. Swarms prison sentence could signal trouble for the other parents charts in the scandal. Most notably does Hillary want Clinton and her husband who pleaded not guilty they're accused of paying 500000 dollars to get their daughter into USC. If they're legal gamble fails and they're convicted legal analysts now say a prison sentence seems more likely. Devin Sloane must report to president December he also asked to pay a 95000. Dollar fine.

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