A California insurance executive has been sentence to 6 months in prison relating to the recent college admissions scandal. Toby McFarland paid $420,000 to get his daughter and son in U.S.C.using fake athletic credentials. That;s the longest sentence so far among the 13 parents accused in the scandal. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton stressed that MacFarlane participated in the nationwide admissions scheme led by college consultant Rick Singer "not once, but twice," taking seats at USC away from two deserving students. He told MacFarlane his actions should be tolerated no more than a common thief's actions, "because that's what you are — a thief." Gordon went on to say , “Higher education in this country aspires to be a meritocracy. Those who work the hardest or make the best grades rightfully get accepted into the best schools. You had the audacity and the self-aggrandizing impudence to use your wealth to cheat and lie your way around the rules that apply to everyone else." Additionally, MacFarlane is sentenced to two years of supervised release, 200 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine.
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