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Napa Winemaker Gets Prison for Daughter’s Rigged WeHo SAT

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Prison sentence for Napa winemaker in college admissions scandal

BOSTON (Decanter) — Agustin F Huneeus, former CEO of Huneeus Vintners, has been sentenced to five months in prison after admitting to fraudulently trying to get his daughter into the University of Southern California.

Huneeus paid $50,000 to inflate his daughter’s college entrance exam results and promised another $250,000 in a bid to get her fraudulently enroled at the University of Southern California (USC) via its water polo team, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

Alongside the five-month prison sentence, he must pay a $100,000 fine, do 500 hours of community service and will face two years of supervised release once his sentence is served, said district judge Indira Talwani at a court hearing in Boston.

It is one of the toughest penalties handed out in the wider US college admissions scandal.

Government prosecutors had sought a 15-month jail term for the […]

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