Executive gets 4 months for bribing son’s way into USC

first_imgHomeSportsCollegeExecutive gets 4 months for bribing son’s way into USC Sep. 25, 2019 at 6:00 amCollegeNewsStudentsExecutive gets 4 months for bribing son’s way into USCAssociated Press2 years agocollegeLori LoughlinScandalUSC COLLIN BINKLEYAP Education WriterA Los Angeles business executive was sentenced Tuesday to four months imprisonment for paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit.Devin Sloane, 53, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy in a deal with prosecutors. He is the second parent to be sentenced in a sweeping college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents.U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani also ordered Sloane to 500 hours of community service over two years of supervised release and a fine of $95,000.Authorities say Sloane helped fabricate documents depicting his son as an international water polo star even though he had never played the sport. He bought water polo gear online, investigators found, and staged action photos of his son in the family’s swimming pool.Prosecutors recommended a year and a day in prison, along with a $75,000 fine and a year of supervised release. A weighty sentence was necessary, they said, because of the “unusual lengths” Sloane undertook in pursuing the deception.His lawyers asked for three years of supervised release, a $75,000 fine and 2,000 hours of community service. They said Sloane was prepared to perform the service by starting a new Special Olympics program at private schools across the country.In a Sept. 14 letter asking for leniency, Sloane called himself a “dedicated family man” who grew up in poverty and was only trying to help his son avoid the same “emotional pain” he experienced as a child.Sloane is a graduate of USC and founder of the Los Angeles water systems company AquaTecture.“There are no words to justify my behavior nor will I offer any excuses or justification,” he said with tears in his eyes during Tuesday’s sentencing. “The crime I committed is unacceptable. … In my heart and my soul I want what’s best for my son. I realize now my actions were the antithesis of that.”He was accused of paying $200,000 to a sham charity operated by William “Rick” Singer, an admissions consultant at the center of the scheme, and $50,000 to an account controlled by Donna Heinel, a former USC athletics official. Sloane previously said he accepts responsibility for his crime but also argued he was drawn into the scheme by Singer, who Sloane says provided a year of legitimate counseling before mentioning his “side-door” bribery scheme.In a Sept.17 court filing, Sloane’s lawyers said he was “targeted, manipulated and slowly and deliberately lured into the conspiracy by Singer, a world-class schemer and manipulator.”Singer pleaded guilty in March and agreed to work with authorities in hopes of receiving a lenient sentence. Heinel is accused of accepting bribes to get students admitted as fake athletic recruits. She has pleaded not guilty.Last week, “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman became the first parent to be sentenced in the scheme after admitting to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score. She was sentenced to 14 days in prison, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine.Talwani challenged the idea that parents would pursue the admissions or test scheme out of a desire to help their children.“The crime that’s at issue in all of these cases is not basic care-taking for your child. It’s not getting your child food or clothing. It’s not even getting your child a college education,” she said. “It’s getting your child into a college that might be called exclusive. Are they doing that for their children or are they doing it for their own status?”Prosecutors said Sloane deserved prison time because he enlisted his son in the scheme, stole an admissions spot from another deserving USC candidate, and because he has failed to take full responsibility by blaming admissions Singer for luring him into the scheme.“He is using his wealth to attempt to buy his way out of jail,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen said Tuesday. “Prison is necessary here as a great leveler between rich and poor, and that’s why the defendant here is doing everything he can to avoid it.”Rosen added that Sloane’s deceit is worse than Huffman’s. He emphasized that Sloane staged action photos of his son pretending to play water polo in the family’s swimming pool.“Huffman kept her child out of the crime, preferring to not let her know what was going on,” he said. “The defendant, by contrast, literally threw his son into the family pool.”The bribe amount is typical among parents accused of paying for admissions spots in the scheme. Several others paid similar sums to get their children into USC and other elite schools, authorities said, while some paid as much as $400,000 per student.Sloane’s son, Matteo, was accepted to USC as a water polo recruit in March 2018. It’s unclear if he still attends the school. As of this August, USC said it had not made a decision regarding students whose families were accused in the admission scheme.Fifteen parents have pleaded guilty, while 19 are fighting the charges, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into USC as fake athletes.Several other parents are scheduled to be sentenced in coming weeks, including Stephen Semprevivo, who faces sentencing Thursday on charges that he paid $400,000 to get his son into Georgetown University.Tags :collegeLori LoughlinScandalUSCshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBeaches cleaned throughout the countyLocal schools still have an achievement gap, but it’s narrowingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Minister must address Asylum Seekers’ concerns – Pringle

first_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Minister must address Asylum Seekers’ concerns – Pringle DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny Gardai investigate two burglariesNext articleNew car registrations down 16% in Donegal News Highland Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – August 4, 2020 WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Deputy Thomas Pringle says the Government must address the complaints of asylum seekers that left vulnerable people choosing to go on hunger strike to have their voices heard.Earlier last week, residents of the direct provision centre at the Skellig Star Hotel in Caherciveen, County Kerry had begun to refuse food to protest their living conditions. Residents ended their hunger strike on Thursday following the intervention of Justice Minister Helen McEntee.Speaking during the last Topical Issues debate in the Dail before the summer recess, Deputy Pringle said the idea of going on hunger strike sends a very strong message in this country……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/thomasylum.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitterlast_img read more

Cory plans for The Coldest Journey

first_imgThe vessel will carry explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his team on ‘The Coldest Journey’, the first time anyone has attempted to cross the Antarctic during winter in temperatures as low as -70°C.www.cory.co.uklast_img

POLICE APPEAL LAUNCHED AFTER POSTMAN THREATENED – ANNAN

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland have launched an appeal for witnesses after a Royal mail employee  was threatened by a man in Annan at bout 10.30am on Saturday 17/09/2016The police statement said “A Royal Mail employee was threatened by a male whilst delivering mail within the Newington Road area in Annan. The suspect is described as white, between five foot six and five foot eight tall, stocky build, early forties, with light brown short hair, wearing a navy blue coloured hooded top with neon green edge around the hood, knee length beige shorts with a chequered pattern around the waist band and spoke with a foreign accent. The male was possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or other substance(s). ”If anyone has any information with regards to the identity of this male or were in the area of Newington Road when this incident occurred, please could you contact Police on 101 or attend at your local Police Station.last_img read more

Pittsburgh Penguins new wordmark

first_img 0 Followers 0 Share this post 0 Share on other sites BBTV Members Prev AsM29 Members Share this post 2 Share on other sites Chris doesn’t have it on his site, so that’s leading me to believe my memory is off. Didn’t the Pens have a wordmark that had sort of a curly P on it?I know what you’re talking about, but I’m thinking that may have been a part of the x-line stuff. 400 We’ll get turned around soon. MVP Members Location:Massachusetts 5 0 18,003 2,171 75 Recommended Posts Location:San Jose Noticed it popping up here and there. At the bottom of one of the two large banners hanging from the skeleton of the Consol Energy Center, and it was also on the whiteout t-shirts from Game 5 of the Pitt/Philly series. Here is the old wordmark for comparison.No official word yet, but it seems like it may be an update for when they move into their new digs in 2010. AsM29 Followers 0 Link to post That is correct… Joshawaggie 2,171 Here are some other variations. The styleguide also includes all of these variations without the beveling. 637 posts 75 Location:Massachusetts 2,631 posts Link to post 0 AsM29 Members Share this post Share on other sites 0 Link to post Posted May 9, 2009 0 1,757 posts Share on other sites Members 26,194 0 Share on other sites 637 posts 2,171 0 2,215 Link to post If your wordmark is easily identified as just being your team name typed out in XYZ font, your wordmark isn’t THAT good. Pittsburgh Penguins new wordmark 46,552 posts Posted May 8, 2009 Location:SPAMTOWN, MN Share on other sites Share this post 824 Posted May 8, 2009 0 AsM29 2 Link to post Share this post Bmac Members 2,631 posts 14,405 posts Members Members 400 Location:Omaha, Nebraska Posted May 8, 2009 3 Wheelhouse 40 AsM29 1 -kj sweeper13 Wheelhouse 57,915 posts Found this in a PDF a while ago, I assume it’s the new wordmark: 12,100 posts Share this post -kj 2 0 0 0 If that really is what they will be using, it is HUGE upgrade. I never liked the old script. This new one is pretty good. sweeper13 This here is more proof in my mind that the days of actual script logos are all but over.This here isn’t even a wordmark to me. It’s TEXT. (And that little bit of beveling isn’t doing it for me, either.)Whatever happened to the days when wordmarks were actually logos rather than something simply typed out in some newfangled proprietary font? To add to this, I actually like the (soon-to-be-former) wordmark. Now granted, it ain’t exactly a “logo”, either, but at least it has SOME type of design to it–oh, and to add to that, I believe that might be the only wordmark across the spectrum of major pro sports that’s in all lowercase letters. That alone is enough reason for me to like the current penguins script.But hey–I suppose this new era of script textmarks (that’s what I’m calling them) makes it easier for the merchandising people to reproduce, and if that’s the case, well then…them folks got to make they bread, right? 0 0 Posted May 9, 2009 0 75 824 Link to post Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely Here is a better look. 0 Location:Massachusetts Share on other sites Link to post Initialisms Suck Pittsburgh Penguins new wordmark 2 Link to post 0 26,194 19,663 posts Members 75 Share on other sites 5 I don’t have any official word on this, but I am pretty confident that this is going to be the new wordmark… Share this post BryanSmalls I suppose it does look a little like the FalcBronCardTexHawks, yes. Wordmarks aren’t really a big deal in the NHL, but there are a few really good ones: Red Wings (Bookman Swash), Blackhawks (Berthold City), Maple Leafs (whatever that font is), for example. The Canadiens don’t have a wordmark, I don’t think. Odd. the admiral 75 Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites Share on other sites Share this post Posted May 9, 2009 Here is a better look.Definite upgrade. 0 AsM29 0 Link to post 0 0 Wheelhouse 0 Location:Pittsburgh, PA Link to post Jigga Members Hoopskid 0 Jigga All Activity 0 Link to post Link to post Share this post Page 1 of 3   0 142 Location:Fairfax, VA Posted May 8, 2009 Hoopskid 18,003 Posted May 9, 2009 BryanSmalls 0 Share this post Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus Members the admiral 142 Chris doesn’t have it on his site, so that’s leading me to believe my memory is off. Didn’t the Pens have a wordmark that had sort of a curly P on it?I think you’re right… maybe in the diagonal-PITTSBURGH era? 0 Share this post Members BryanSmalls Posted May 9, 2009 Link to post Posted May 9, 2009 Yes, I just realized that it was updated in the last styleguide, but never noticed it. Share on other sites Members Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. Buc Pittsburgh Penguins new wordmark Share on other sites 2,631 posts Location:Massachusetts Chris doesn’t have it on his site, so that’s leading me to believe my memory is off. Didn’t the Pens have a wordmark that had sort of a curly P on it? 18,003 It looks like the Jags new one. ferrousoxide66 SportsLogos.Net 2,631 posts Share on other sites Posted May 9, 2009 142 0 Link to post AsM29 ferrousoxide66 Share this post Link to post Location:Fairfax, VA 0 0 Share on other sites Share this post Posted May 9, 2009 BBTV Share on other sites Posted May 9, 2009 Posted May 9, 2009 0 Sports Logo News I apologize for any decorum The Man Behind the Curtain Posted May 9, 2009 Posted May 9, 2009 Posted May 9, 2009 1 Posted May 8, 2009 Share this post Members Link to post Share on other sites Favourite Logos:North Stars Members Location:Pittsburgh, PA 2 1,603 posts 12,100 posts That is correct…This is the one I love. The other two are utterly boring. AsM29 Sports Logo News Link to post Share on other sites Members 40 0 Next Members Location:Massachusetts 75 Share on other sites 0 Posted May 9, 2009 The current/old one isn’t terrible, but this is definitely better. Buc By Wheelhouse, May 8, 2009 in Sports Logo News 3 0 AsM29 Sports Logos Share this post Share this post 400 Members 26,194 11,718 posts Share on other sites Embracing the suck. BryanSmalls 1 Bmac Link to post It doesn’t really stand out but it fits their look. I like it. Simple, modern, aggressive. Sorta bland but whatev. AsM29 Link to post Forums Home Joshawaggie 0 Forums Home Sign in to follow this   0 SportsLogos.Net 0 2,380 posts Share this post 138 posts 0 7,570 posts 0 824 MVP Link to post Share this post Members 0 Wheelhouse 0 Share this post All Activity 5 Prev I knew it… 2,215 It looks a lot cleaner than what they have now, and on the other hand, looks like the generic font they use for wordmarks in the NFL Next Page 1 of 3   Share on other sites 2,215 0 Go To Topic Listing 14,053 posts Posted May 8, 2009 2,631 posts Sports Logos 40 0last_img read more

Blue Moose says goodbye to Pattaya Country Club

first_imgThree Sisters Blue Moose GolfThis 28th of March was our last day of golf at the Pattaya Country Club, at least until late 2013. The course will be open for 9 holes of golf for those interested. All future golf will be played out of the Blue Moose Bar and Apartments. Seventeen players showed up to play. Several areas of the course were soaked as the sprinklers must have been left on all night. The greens were shabby which is probably why the course is undergoing renovation.Rich Murphy on the left and Dale Murphy on the right.Returning to Caddy Shack II for the last time, the cards were tallied and the winner was Rich Murphy with 40 points followed by Dale Murphy also with 40 points but lost to Rich on the count-back.This being the end of the month it was Trophy day. Herbie furnished snacks of chips, nachos and pretzels. The entree was steamed hot dogs. No agreement was reached as to the next venue or venues. Bill Thompson, owner of the Blue Moose will post the agenda on his web page.last_img read more

Cavs get torched on social media after getting scorched in 4th by Steph Curry

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — Despite the fact that J.R. Smith woke up for a half, LeBron James was, once again, a one-man show for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and you cannot win a championship that way.With two NBA All-Stars (Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love) sidelined with injuries for championship-starved Cleveland, and another workhorse already down for the season (Anderson Varajao), the Golden State Warriors are simply wearing the depleted Cavs down in every 4th quarter of the series by kicking the game into overdrive in the 2nd half.James finished the game with his third 40-point game of the NBA Finals, including his second triple-double (40 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but it simply was not enough when J.R. Smith got ghost in the second half and failed to score after torching the Warriors with 14 in the first half. That, combined with Steph Curry’s 17 points in the 4th quarter to finish with the game with 37 points as the Warriors pulled away — again — late and beat the Cavs 104-91 to take a commanding 3-games-2 lead.Social media was not kind to the Cavs, but there was some truth to what was being said. Take a look at some of the funniest social media takes on the Cavs’ one-man show.last_img read more