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First Parents Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal (1)

May 1, 2019, 1:56 PMUpdated: May 1, 2019, 2:15 PM

A California couple became the first parents to plead guilty in the national college admissions scandal, after the U.S. accused them of paying at least $600,000 in bribes to get their daughters into school.

Bruce and Davina Isackson entered their pleas May 1 in federal court in Boston. They’re among 33 parents charged in the largest case of its kind the U.S. has ever prosecuted. Prosecutors said they schemed to boost their daughters’ entrance exam scores and participated in a second plot to create fake athletic profiles for them to gain admission as recruited athletes.

The Isacksons admitted conspiring with ...