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Test administrator to plead guilty, parent faces sentencing over U.S. college scam


Added 11-13-19 07:10:03am EST - “A former college entrance exam administrator is expected to plead guilty on Wedn...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Test administrator to plead guilty, parent faces sentencing over U.S. college scam”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former college entrance exam administrator is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday to participating in a vast college admissions cheating and fraud scheme, the same day a wealthy parent is set to face sentencing for his own role in it.

Federal prosecutors in Boston say that Igor Dvorskiy accepted about $10,000 in bribes per student to allow a corrupt test proctor to secretly take SAT and ACT college entrance exams on their behalf or correct their answers.

His plea will take place hours before title insurance company executive Toby Macfarlane faces sentencing for conspiring to bribe University of Southern California employees to secure the admission of his children as fake athletic recruits.

The two men are among 52 people charged with participating in a scheme in which wealthy parents conspired with a California college admissions consultant to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of their children to top schools.

William “Rick” Singer, the consultant, pleaded guilty in March to charges he facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and helped bribe sports coaches at universities to present his clients’ children as fake athletic recruits.

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