Beverly Hills real estate mogul sentenced in college admissions scandal dies by suicide
A Beverly Hills woman sentenced in the college admissions scandal has died after killing herself in California on Monday.
The Los Angeles Times reported Kimberly Guilfoyle’s attorney had confirmed Guilfoyle hanged herself, but it was unclear how she died. Authorities said the 44-year-old used her own belt to hang herself in a jail cell, according to ABC News.
She is the youngest person to be charged in the scandal.
In her suicide note, Guilfoyle said she had ‘no memory’ of the crimes, but prosecutors said she had orchestrated the bribery scheme with the help of wealthy parents, and admitted that there would be ‘a lot of pain.’
Prosecutors argued that the scheme was ‘not a game of Monopoly’ and was’systemically exploited for years, and that’s why we’re here today.’
Kimberly Guilfoyle was sentenced to 46 months in prison for the bribery scheme in September. She said she was’sick and tired of my life.’
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Kimberly Guilfoyle was sentenced to 46-months in prison for her role in a college admissions bribery scheme in August. She was one of the first women ever to be sentenced for a federal crime
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s defense attorney, Martin B. Katz, (pictured) said they were’sick and tired of my life’ and that the judge had failed to ‘grant them the relief they’re asking for’
‘You are responsible for these acts,’ said District Attorney George Gascón. ‘It is not acceptable that anyone can steal and be rewarded for doing so. You stole from children, and you got rich as a result. I am sorry to say your whole life was built on stealing.’
Guilfoyle, who is seen on a cellmate’s cell phone, is the youngest person ever to be charged in the scandal.
But she was convicted by a court that was not entirely convinced that the school admissions scheme had gone on for years.
The Times reports: ‘Although prosecutors have been able to show that Guilfoyle personally took part in the