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Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Original post made on Oct 12, 2019

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received the lightest sentence handed down so far from a federal judge on Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:12 PM

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7 people like this
Posted by Slap on the wrist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 12, 2019 at 12:45 am

Money talks and bull walks!


5 people like this
Posted by Billy
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 14, 2019 at 11:25 am

MONEY Rules the world.


1 person likes this
Posted by III
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 16, 2019 at 7:18 am

III is a registered user.

My idea: fine them enough of a penalty in the amount of a year of tuition.
Use/donate the money for the tuition/education for a needy student at college he was cheating to get his daughter into....


1 person likes this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2019 at 11:07 am

This is still the tip of the iceberg.

How much is still going on after the scandal? How many others are thinking they have gotten away with it? What has been done to prevent this from being done in the future?


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Posted by Kelli
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 16, 2019 at 12:14 pm

I think they should each have to pay four years tuition for ten low income students at a minimum. Help them with tutoring cost throughout college, and then assist them with internships. That's the least they could do.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Whatever happened to the mother who paid over 6 million dollars for her daughter to be admitted to Stanford?

This paper featured a story about a man who guaranteed that his clients are admitted to our top rated colleges. He admitted targeting Asians.

Why would this local paper run an article on such a person? It is like providing him a free ad.

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm

"Whatever happened to ... ?"

Here is one source of people who have been charged and sentenced:

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