2nd Parent Sentenced in College Admissions Scandal Gets 4 Months

September 25, 2019

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53-year-old Devin Sloane became the second parent to be sentenced in the college admissions scandal Tuesday, when U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani sentenced him to four months in prison, fined him $95,000 and ordered him to two years’ supervised release and 500 hours of community service. Bloomberg reports that Sloane was charged for paying a consultant $250,000 to get his son into USC on a phony water polo scholarship. Sloane had plead guilty and apologized to the judge in court before the sentencing. "There are no words to justify my behavior,” Sloane told Talwani. “I profoundly apologize to my son and to all the aspiring young students and their parents who feel betrayed by me.” Prosecutors had asked for a year in prison, while his defense team said he was a good man who had been lured into committing the crime. “I don’t sentence good people or bad people,” Talwani said. “I sentence people.” Actress Felicity Huffman received a 14-day sentence for her role in the scandal earlier this month.