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Two parents and a former coach will avoid jail time in the Varsity Blues admissions scandal because they cooperated with prosecutors, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A California couple who admitted to paying $600,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, were sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to complete 250 service hours. Bruce Isackson must pay a $7,500 fine, and Davina Isackson must pay a $1,000 fine.
Prosecutors didn’t ask for prison time, saying their “acceptance of responsibility for their conduct was unstinting, their remorse sincere.”
Laura Janke, a former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California, was sentenced to time served and 50 hours of community service. Prosecutors credited her “extensive and valuable” cooperation in the investigation despite her “egregious” conduct. She created fake athletic profiles for some of the parents in the scandal.