William "Rick" Singer was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Wednesday

JAN 5, 2023

The 62-year-old was convicted in 2019 on multiple counts of racketeering and money laundering

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The operation involved bribery, cheating on entrance exams, and a host of other false claims


And all of these claim to bring students to the schools as "elite recruiting athletes"


Prosecutors had reportedly sought a harsher sentence for him

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But he will serve 42 months in prison with an additional three years


So far, more than 50 people including Hollywood stars have been convicted in the case


According to court documents, Singer earned more than $25 million from clients


He used about $15 million for his own benefit while the other seven were used for various kickbacks


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