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Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

Original post made on Oct 17, 2019

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was ordered to pay a $9,500 fine and spend three weeks in prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:03 PM

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2019 at 4:46 pm

She will spend her time at the local Club Fed at Santa Rita where females are permitted to bring one tennis racket, along with other personal effects, for the stay.
It is the same place Heidi Fleiss(sp) stayed.

Posted by CA Native
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm

CA Native is a registered user.

She "pleaded guilty on May 24 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud."

Regardless of the other "alleged crimes" that's what she pleaded to. You can call the rest of the things she allegedly did "a travesty", but there is no crime of cheating on a private test, run by a private comspany, at least not criminally. Morally wrong, yes, but not criminally.

Good thing we are spending our court dollars going after this rather than some of the other criminal (as in _against the law_) cases that are pending. SMH

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