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Stanford Student Connected To Nationwide Admissions Scandal Expelled

STANFORD (CBS SF) -- A Stanford University student who was connected to a nationwide college admissions scandal has been expelled from the university, school officials said.

The announcement was made Tuesday in an update to a previously published webpage dedicated to delivering the latest information in the
ongoing investigation into the scandal at the Palo Alto-area university.

School officials said the student submitted false information in their application, although school officials didn't say what specifically.

The student wasn't identified, all credits they earned vacated and is no longer on campus.

Last month, Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer was fired on the same day he pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in connection with the scandal.

According to the federal charging documents, Vandemoer took advantage of the athletic and university's recruiting policy to sell admission to the school for as much as $500,000.

Vandemoer is among more than a dozen people in the Bay Area who have been named as defendants in the scandal.

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