News Bytes: GU Parent; Georgetown Rabbi
By April 8, 2020 0 599•
7-MONTH SENTENCE FOR GU PARENT
A California woman who paid nearly half a million dollars to get one of her daughters into Georgetown University was sentenced to seven months in prison. Elizabeth Henriquez, 57, tried to get her daughter admitted as a fake tennis recruit. Henriquez is the 16th parent to be sentenced in the “Varsity Blues” scandal, which also involved “Full House” star Lori Loughlin, her husband Mossimo Giannulli and their YouTube-famous daughters.
JAILED GEORGETOWN RABBI FREED EARLY
The Georgetown rabbi who secretly recorded dozens of women in a ritual bath was released from the D.C. jail last week. Prosecutors initially wanted 17 years for former Kesher Israel Rabbi Barry Freundel, who was given a six-and-a-half-year sentence and fined. However, due to the current public health emergency, and with time off for good behavior, Freundel ended up serving just short of five years.