The Latest: Cooperating parents plead guilty in college scam

              FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Bruce Isackson departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing Monday, April 8, 2019, Isackson agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. Since dozens of wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities were arrested in March, two parents, including Isackson, and two coaches have agreed to cooperate with authorities. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions scandal that has ensnared prominent parents and coaches at elite universities (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

A California couple have pleaded guilty to taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme.

Bruce and Davina Isackson, of Hillsborough, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston federal court. They left the courthouse without commenting.

The Isacksons are the first parents in the case to plead guilty. They are the only parents who have agreed to cooperate with investigators and testify against others if asked.

They are accused of paying $600,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Authorities say the Isacksons paid to rig the entrance exam score for one of their daughters and get both girls admitted to school as fake athletic recruits.

Twelve other parents have agreed to plead guilty.

They include “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who will appear in court May 13.