California Tech Executive Pleads Guilty in College Scandal

California Tech Executive Pleads Guilty in College Scandal

Peter Dameris, a 60-year-old California tech executive, pleaded guilty to a fraud conspiracy charge for paying $300,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University as a phony tennis recruit.

Federal prosecutors announced Dameris’s plea agreement on May 22, the day “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, gave up a yearlong fight and pleaded guilty themselves.

“Do you accept responsibility for what is alleged?” U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns asked Dameris by videoconference on Tuesday.

“I do, your honor,” he replied.

The plea agreement calls for a sentence of time served and 21 months of home confinement for the Pacific Palisades resident, “due to serious medical conditions involving defendant’s close family members,” plus a $95,000 fine. Sentencing was set for Oct. 5.

Richard Crane, a lawyer for Dameris, didn’t immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment on the plea.

Source: Bloomberg

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