There seems to be a movement toward plea bargaining in the university bought-admissions scandal.
A father who allegedly bought water polo gear on Amazon.com to falsely portray his son as a competitive player and ease the boy’s admission into the University of Southern California is in plea discussions for his role in the nationwide college-admissions scandal.
“Mr Sloane and the Government are currently in discussions that are calculated to resolve this matter without a trial and reasonably expect that will occur,” his lawyers said in a court filing late Tuesday, asking that Mr Sloane not be required to appear in federal court here Wednesday.
Sloane’s not the only one, though. What’s up with this?
There should be no pleas anywhere on this. These were cold-blooded, premeditated crimes. The damage done by them is far-ranging, from the abuse of the kids whose admission was bought, thereby denying them their own opportunities for the sake of their so-called parents’ egos to the kids who were denied admission because the seats for which they were competing were bought out from under them.
Hale the accused into court, hold the trials, and if convicted, lock the felons up for a very long time.