Operation Varsity Blues: Bay Area parent avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

BOSTON (KGO) -- A Bay Area parent has become the first to avoid prison time in the college admissions cheating scandal.

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Entrepreneur Peter Sartorio admitted to paying $15,000 to have his daughter's ACT answers corrected.



The Menlo Park man received one-year probation, a $9,500 fine and must do 250 hours of community service.

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Sartorio is the co-founder of PJ's Organics, which is known for making frozen burritos. He is the eighth parent sentenced in the scandal.

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