A federal judge in Boston on Thursday sentenced a “Varsity Blues” college admissions scam dad to two months in prison, despite the defendant’s tearful plea for leniency.
Judge Douglas Woodlock added on a $250,000 fine against Mark Hauser, who already had said all of the buzz around actress Lori Loughlin’s sentencing last summer cost him a $187 million business deal.
“I’ll do everything I can to make amends for it,” a sobbing Hauser said.
A company was ready to buy his insurance company, Hauser’s lawyers said, but “pulled out of the deal on account of the publicity generated by the case.”
The California insurance and private equity executive, 60, asked the court in Boston for one year of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.
“The facts of Mr. Hauser’s offense are undisputed. Mark Hauser paid Rick Singer $40,000 to produce a desired standardized test score on behalf of Mr. Hauser’s youngest child,”…