Stanford expels student linked to college bribery case

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SAN FRANCISCO — Stanford University has expelled a student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to the college-admission bribery scandal.

The university quietly announced it had rescinded the student's admission in a short statement posted on its website April 2 after determining "some of the material in the student's application is false."

The statement added: "The student is no longer on campus."

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.

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