Ex-URI tennis coach gets 2½ years in bribe scandal

GORDON ERNST, a former University of Rhode Island tennis coach, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for pocketing more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for helping wealthy parents cheat their kids’ way into Georgetown University. / STEVEN SENNE / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
A former University of Rhode Island tennis coach who once coached former President Barack Obama's family was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for pocketing more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for helping wealthy parents cheat their kids' way into Georgetown University.  The sentence for Gordon Ernst is by far the…

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