Two parents charged in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston federal court for their participation in the scheme.
Bruce Isackson, a California real estate investor, and his wife Davina, pleaded guilty to paying $600,000 in bribes to get their daughtes into university. The duo are one of 13 parents who have agreed to plead guilty. They struck a cooperation agreement for their charge.
One of the couple's daughters, Lauren, posed as a soccer player to get recruited into the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. Lauren Isackson had never played competiveitly and the tactic was used by other parents.
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The couple also used the bribe to get another daughter into the University of Southern California.
"Our duty as parents was to set a good example for our children, and instead we have harmed and embarrassed them by our misguided decisions,'' the Isacksons said in a statement to the 'Today' show.
Bruce Isackson is now facing three to four years in prison while his wife faces a sentence of up to three years.