UBC alum receives jail time for college admissions scandal involvement

UBC alumnus David Sidoo has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to involvement in a college admissions scandal.

A judge said Sidoo showed an “unbelievable lack of integrity, morality and common sense” for his actions, Global News reported.

Sidoo paid US$200,000 to have an accomplice take the SAT in place of his sons in 2011 and 2012.

Sidoo pleaded guilty in March 2020. A plea deal was reached earlier this year, the judge said.

US prosecutors had charged Sidoo with conspiracy to commit money laundering, mail and wire fraud as part of what the United States Department of Justice has called a “nationwide college admissions scam” implicating several wealthy parents.

The former Thunderbirds football player has had his membership to the Order of BC revoked in June, and his name was removed from UBC football fields in March.