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Parent Receives a Year in Prison in Admissions Scandal

February 11, 2022

A federal judge in Boston, Nathaniel Gorton, sentenced Gamal Abdelaziz to one year and one day in prison, by far the stiffest sentence to date in the college admissions scandal, the Associated Press reported.

Abdelaziz was convicted in October after the only trial in the case. One other man was convicted and has yet to be sentenced. Abdelaziz was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release, perform 400 hours of community service and pay a fine of $250,000.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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