Two parents from the bay area are the first to plead guilty in the wide-ranging college admissions scam. They were accused of paying $250,000 to ensure their daughter’s admission to UCLA.
Davina and Bruce Isackson are the first parents to plead guilty in connection to William “Rick” Singer’s college admissions cam. Breitbart News reported in March that the couple had paid Singer $250,000 to have their daughter admitted to the University of California, Los Angeles, as a soccer recruit. Their daughter, Lauren Isackson, was on the roster for the UCLA women’s soccer team that went to the national championship game. Isackson reportedly had never played competitive soccer prior to attending UCLA.
The couple is expected to receive up to three years in prison for their role in the college admissions scam. They will receive their sentences on July 31.
Bruce and Davina Isackson, a wealthy California couple who pleaded guilty today of conspiracy charges for paying $600,000 in stocks to get their two daughters into college, declined to comment on their way from the federal courthouse in Boston. pic.twitter.com/rCmcGbjZxj
— Joey Garrison (@joeygarrison) May 1, 2019
In an email, Davina Isackson thanked Singer for helping Lauren gain admission to UCLA. “I know it has been a rough ride but I thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for your persistence, creativity and commitment towards helping our (daughter),” Davina reportedly wrote.
The couple didn’t stop with Lauren. In April 2018, they reportedly worked with Singer again to have their younger daughter admitted to USC. According to the allegations, Singer arranged for the couple’s younger daughter to take the ACT exam with extended time. This extension also allowed the student to take the exam over several days. Singer then, allegedly, hired a private school counselor to correct the student’s answers.
Breitbart News reported last week that Lori Loughlin, who allegedly participated in a similar scheme with Singer to have her daughters admitted to USC, is worried that the scam is ruining her legacy. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pled not guilty to the charges against them in April.
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