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Hot Pockets heiress convicted in college admission scam

Michelle Janavs, the heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune received the sentence after admitting to taking part in college admission cheating and fraud scheme.

She paid $300,000 dollars to people who supported her two daughters to cheat on college entrance exams. She also helped one win admission to the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit.

Janavs pleaded guilty in October for taking part in the fraud. She is among 53 wealthy people who bribed university consultant to help their children to get admission in top schools.

Prosecutors are asking a 21-month prison for her. Her lawyer also admitted she deserves ordeal.

Janavs is a former executive at Chef America Inc. A closely-held food manufacturer co-founded by her father. Company created the microwave snack line Hot Pockets before being sold to Nestle SA for $2.6 billion in 2002.

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