College Admission Scandal: Second Parent Sentenced Today

A wealthy Los Angeles CEO is due in federal court today to become the second parent sentenced in the college admissions scandal.

Unlike actress Felicity Huffman who paid $15,000 to fix her daughter’s SAT test and received a 14-day prison sentence, Devin Sloan paid $250,000 to get his son into USC as a water polo recruit and is expected a much more severe sentence.

Sloan is the founder and CEO of a water treatment company. He pleaded guilty in May to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors are seeking a year in prison with 12 months supervised released and a $75,000 fine. (USA Today)

Hot Takes:

  • If $15,000 got Huffman two weeks in jail, $250,000 should lock him up for much longer.
  • And again, Lori Loughlin is looking on and waiting for her trial.
  • 35 parents have been charged in the “Varisty Blues” scandal — 23 of which have already pleaded guilty.