Stanford University Is One Big Cesspool of Corruption, Rape And Frat Boy
Stanford fires sailing coach 'who was paid $110,000 to get a student
into college who chose to go elsewhere - then was offered $500,000 for
ANOTHER fake athlete who didn't even end up applying'
- John Vandemoer, 41, pleaded guilty in federal
court in Boston to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering
- Stanford University fired Vandemoer as its head
sailing coach for exhibiting behavior that 'runs completely
counter to Stanford's values'
- Indictment alleges Vandemoer accepted a
total of $270,000 in contributions to the school's sailing program
from founder of a college consulting business
- Vandemoer and eight other current or former college
coaches are among the 50 people indicted in the nationwide scheme
Stanford University on Tuesday fired its
sailing coach John Vandemoer in connection to a bombshell
college-admissions bribery scandal.
Vandemoer, 41, was charged with accepting a
total of $270,000 in contributions to the school's sailing program for
agreeing to recommend two prospective students for admission.
The school said on Tuesday that neither
student came to Stanford but that 'the alleged behavior runs completely
counter to Stanford's values.'
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John Vandemoer, now former head sailing coach at
Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston on Tuesday to plead
guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering
Vandemoer, 41 (left), was charged with accepting
a total of $270,000 in contributions to the school's sailing program
from William Singer (right), the accused mastermind of a massive
college-admissions bribery scheme
Stanford University (pictured) fired Vandemoer
Tuesday for exhibiting behavior that 'runs completely counter to
Stanford said it has no evidence that anyone
else at the school is involved but will conduct an internal review.
Vandemoer pleaded guilty in federal
court in Boston to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering, which
carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
He was released on his own recognizance
pending his sentencing, which is scheduled for June 12.
According to his Facebook profile, Vandemoer
is married to Olympic sailor Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer and the couple have
a young son together.
Vandemoer and eight other current or former
college coaches are among the 50 people indicted in the nationwide
college admissions scheme, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday
The alleged plot involved getting students
admitted to some of the top schools in the country as recruited athletes
- regardless of athletic ability - and helping those applicants cheat on
their entrance exams, according to the documents.
His involvement with the two students' potential
admissions is detailed here
According to his indictment, Vandemoer
(pictured left with his wife and son) accepted a total of
$270,000 to recommend two prospective students for admission
This picture shows Vandemoer's modest home in
Palo Alto, California
The entire scheme was allegedly orchestrated
by William Rick Singer, the founder of the college consulting
business Edge College & Career Network, also known as The Key, in
Newport Beach, California.
Prosecutors said parents paid Singer about
$25million to bribe coaches and administrators into pretending that their
children were athletic recruits to guarantee their
The indictment states that in the summer of
2017, Vandemoer agreed to designate the child of Singer's clients as a
recruit to his program, in exchange for a payment to Stanford sailing.
In support of the teen's application, a phony
student-athlete profile was created and submitted to Stanford, falsely
claiming the applicant was a competitive sailor.
The following spring, after the student
deferred his application to Stanford for a year, Singer allegedly paid
$110,000 from one of his charitable accounts to Vandemoer's sailing
program at Stanford in exchange for the coach's agreement to designate his
client's child as a sailing recruit the following year.
In the summer of 2018, the would-be recruit
decided to attend a different university, so Vandemoer agreed to Singer's
request to use his spot for another client's offspring to the tune of
$500,000, the charging documents allege.
The indictment states that more documents were
falsified to portray the new recruit as a competitive sailor, 'although
the student in fact had minimal sailing experience.'
That student ultimately did not apply to
Stanford, but Singer allegedly ended up paying $160,000 to Stanford
sailing to serve as a 'deposit' for a future applicants' recruitment.
Before being hired at Stanford in 2007,
Vandemoer coached the US Naval Academy’s sailing team, reported The
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Stanford fires sailing coach in college bribery scandal