The Latest: Pair get month terms for rigging child’s exams
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions bribery scandal (all times local):
A business executive and his wife have each been sentenced to a month in prison for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter’s college entrance exams.
Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado, were sentenced in Boston’s federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.
Authorities say they paid $50,000 to have a test proctor correct their daughter’s ACT exam in 2018, along with $75,000 to rig her SAT subject tests. They kept the scheme hidden from their daughter.
Prosecutors had requested sentences of eight months in prison and a $40,000 fine for each.
Gregory Abbott was chairman and CEO of International Dispensing Corporation in New York until he took a leave of absence in March. Marcia Abbott is a former magazine editor and writer.