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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Manuel Henriquez arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez is scheduled to be sentenced via video on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after pleading guilty. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Finance firm founder gets 6 months in college bribery scam

Jul. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The founder of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm was sentenced Wednesday to six months behind bars for paying about $450,000 in bribes to boost his two daughters' entrance exam scores and get one of them into Georgetown University as a bogus tennis recruit. Manuel Henriquez, the 57-year-old founder and ex-CEO...

FILE - March 15, 2019, David Sidoo, of Vancouver, Canada, leaves following his federal court hearing in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston. Sidoo pleaded guilty to charges in March and is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, for paying to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Ex-Canadian football player gets 3 months for college scam

Jul. 15, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

A former Canadian Football League player was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for hiring someone take the SATs in place of his two sons, while a California mother got five weeks behind bars for paying $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son’s behalf. David Sidoo, who played...