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"Happening. The first sentence has been handed down in Boston in the nationwide. College bribery scandal notice operation varsity blues as KCBS is Margaret Shaeffer reports a former Stanford sailing coach has managed to avoid prison time Marquis, that's right. Rebecca former Stanford sailing coach John van de more the first person sentenced in the college, admissions bribery scheme apologized to his friends family, the sailing team and Stanford during the sentencing hearing in Boston, and US district court judge Ryan Zobel sentenced him to a one day in prison deemed served. He'll pay a ten thousand dollar fine legal analyst. Stephen Clark says he was treated kindly by the court for two reasons. The first is that he did not. Personally gain from these illicit payments, but I think most important was his early acknowledgement of responsibility, and guilt, and his contrition fan of Moore's the first to be sentenced in a case that exposed the lengths that some wealthy parents have gone to get their kids into top school. Some bay area. Parents have admitted their responsibility Clark says judges look favorably upon defendants who acknowledged responsibility early a case. Laurie Laughlin on the other hand, who may be perceived as dragging her feet in terms of coming to a conclusion in this case could still be facing a significant prison sentence. In a statement released before the sentencing Stanford says the university continues to review and strengthen whenever necessary its policies and processes stating we are committed to learning from this deeply unfortunate episode and ensuring the integrity of our programs,"