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Man Gets Probation, Not Jail, for Rigged WeHo Test to 27 of 36pts

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California businessman gets probation instead of jail in admissions scandal

BOSTON (Washington Post) — A California businessman who paid $15,000 to inflate the ACT test score of one of his daughters was sentenced Friday to a year of probation in the college admission bribery scandal, prosecutors announced.

Peter Jan Sartorio, 54, of Menlo Park, Calif., was the eighth parent sentenced in the Varsity Blues admissions cases — and the first to avoid jail time.

Sartorio pleaded guilty in May in Boston to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Others who pleaded guilty to the same crime have received prison terms from two weeks to five months.

But U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani imposed a lighter sentence on Sartorio. […]

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