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By pleading guilty in college-admissions scandal, Menlo Park father could face prison time

Original post made on May 24, 2019

A Menlo Park father charged with taking part in a nationwide college-admissions scam to get his daughter into a top-ranked university pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud on Wednesday morning.

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Posted by Better ideas
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on May 24, 2019 at 3:22 am

Do we really want to send these people to jail? What’s the point? They’re not a danger to society and prisons are overcrowded (they’re letting drug dealers out for non violent crimes). Make them perform community service - lots of it. They’re smart people and could offer services to less fortunate. Maybe they’d learn something from tutoring low income kids. Or they can pick up trash on the freeway. Don’t waste our tax dollars on imprisoning them.


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