The third parent sentenced in the current operation Varsity Blues scandal for exactly the same punishment as his predecessor.
Stephen Semprevivo, 53, was sentenced by Judge Indira Talwani to four months in prison, two years in prison, 500 hours in prison, and fined $ 100,000.
The California businessman, who received both his bachelor's and MBA's from Harvard, paid $ 400,000 to have his son admitted to tennis at Georgetown University, despite the fact that the teenager was not competing in high school.
Part of that money went to fellow suspect Gordon Ernst, the former tennis coach at the school who is dealing with racketeering.
Federal prosecutors had recommended giving Semprevivo a 13-month prison sentence, a year of controlled release, a $ 95,000 fine and a $ 105,341 refund.
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Bad father: Stephen Semprevivo (above on Thursday) was sentenced to four months in prison, two years of controlled release, 500 hours of community service and fined $ 100K
Father Felon: This sentence is almost identical to the one that Judge Indira Talwani gave to Devin Sloane (above on Tuesday in Boston) earlier this week, who only has to pay $ 95K
On Tuesday, Devin Sloane, 53, was also ordered to serve four months in prison, perform 500 hours of community service during two years of controlled release, and impose a $ 95,000 fine on him.
Sloane, the founder and president of the drinking and waste water provider waterTALENT, made a guilty plea earlier this year for a single count of fraud and conspiracy in a deal with prosecutors.
The millionaire admitted that he had purchased equipment from Amazon and had his son pose in a swimming pool to become a water polo player.
He then sent those photos and a $ 250,000 donation to Key Worldwide, who in turn guaranteed that his son would be presented as a member of the team, bypassing the traditional admission process.
The only other parent convicted is also the most famous of the defendants.
Felicity Huffman was given 14 days in federal prison, followed by a year conditional for paying a five-digit sample in exchange for a proctor who forged the standardized fitness test of her daughter to give the teenager a higher score.
The actress, 56, turned to the court shortly before she learned her fate and shed tears when she said, "I have done more damage than I could have ever imagined."
She then admitted her guilt once more and told the judge that her actions were scared, stupid and so wrong & # 39; and added that she deserved the punishment that was pronounced.
That tearing show came almost 30 minutes after the hearing began with the federal prosecutor who had rebuked the case and rebuked the actions that resulted in Huffman's indictment and ridiculing her apologies.
Immediately after the bat, the public prosecutor noted that Huffman claimed that it was her & # 39; that led her to bribe an official to guarantee her daughter a better SAT test score.
& # 39; With all due respect to the defendant, welcome to parenting & # 39 ;, said assistant US lawyer Eric Rosen.
& # 39; There is no manual. Parenting is tiring and stressful, but that is what every parent goes through. & # 39;
He later commented: & # 39; Parenting does not make you a criminal or cheating. You thereby become a positive role model. & # 39;
To the right of the bat:
Prosecutors repeated their conviction recommendation to the court on Friday by saying very clearly: & The suspect, Felicity Huffman, has to go to jail for a month because the only meaningful and sufficient sanction for the criminal activity she exercised is jail. & # 39;
Huffman was instructed to report to a judge established by the Bureau of Prison on October 25 by Judge Indira Talwani, who shared with the court how she arrived at her verdict after hearing prosecutors, defense and Huffman.
& # 39; The indignation in this case is a system that is first and foremost disrupted by money and privileges & # 39 ;, Judge Indira Talwani noted.
& # 39; And that in a system in that context, that you have taken the step to have another advantage in putting your child in the foreground. & # 39;
Huffman was later seen comforted by her husband as he left the courthouse with tears in her eyes.
She reports to the prison next month.
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