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Stanford expels student linked to college bribery case

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 11:21:37-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stanford University has expelled a female student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to a college-admission bribery case.

The university quietly announced it had rescinded the student's admission in a short statement posted on its website April 2 after determining "some of the material in the student's application is false."

University officials previously said the student was admitted without the recommendation of former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for helping students get into the elite university.

They said a $500,000 contribution to the sailing program was made several months after the student was admitted.

The Stanford Daily first reported on Sunday that the student had been expelled. It is the university's student newspaper.