Ex-Stanford sailing coach gets no prison time in admissions scandal

Prosecutors had asked for 13 months after John Vandemoer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
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A major development in that college admissions scandal a federal judge handing down the first sentence tonight to a coach who pleaded guilty prosecutors had asked for thirteen months. But what that judge gave instead ABC's with Johnson in Boston. Tonight no prison time for the former Stanford University heads sailing coach instead a judge sentencing John Vander more to just one day time served. And two years' supervised release as part of that college admissions scandal. This mistake impact of the people I love. Admire. Vanda Moore pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering. In one case prosecutors say he created a fake sailing profile for Chinese student UC Zhao after receiving a 500000. Dollar bribe from the schemes accused mastermind Rick singer since September I'm getting stumped for its. Her family allegedly paying six point five million dollars to singer but never charged. Arguing giver tricked into believing the money was going to charity and Zhao no longer attend Stanford what makes mr. Ben worst case unique compared to the other defendants. Eating talking any of the money went all to the university. Stanford says it plans to donate that money. Today's sentence a potential setback for prosecutors who would ask for thirteen months felicity Hoffman who also pleaded guilty. Will be sentenced in September. Seeing this week at her daughter's high school graduation in pictures posted by the Daily Mail but Laurie loch Lin and her husband. Fighting back both pleading. Not guilty. And which Johnson joins us live tonight from the courthouse there in Boston and with prosecutors have asked for prison time did not get it today so. A lot of folks are to be wondering what could this mean for felicity Huff been and Lori Laughlin. Well David the judge today pointed out that the Stanford coach is likely the least culpable of all of the other defendants. With her guilty plea prosecutors are recommending four months in prison for Felicity Huffman or at loch Lin and her husband could face years behind bars if convicted.

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