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Former Test Administrator Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scam

Igor Dvorskiy worked at the West Hollywood private school where actress Felicity Huffman's daughter took the SAT

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A former college exam proctor has pleaded guilty for his role in the sweeping college admissions scheme.

Igor Dvorskiy, accused of accepting bribes to rig test scores, changed his plea during an appearance Wednesday in federal court in Boston.

He was allegedly paid $200,000 to allow cheating on college entrance exams over a span of about two years. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. As part of a plea deal, he has agreed to cooperate with investigators.

Dvorskiy worked at the West Hollywood private school where actress Felicity Huffman's daughter took the SAT. Huffman pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud for paying to boost her daughter's scores. She recently finished serving her sentence.

Under his plea agreement, prosecutors have agreed to recommend less time behind bars for Dvorskiy — 24 to 30 months. The maximum is 20 years.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7, 2020.

Later on Wednesday, former insurance executive Toby MacFarlane was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter into the University of Southern California as fake athletes. It is the longest prison term to date for a parent involved in the Varsity Blues case.

MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy in June.

Authorities say MacFarlane paid the scheme's organizers $200,000 to get his daughter into USC as a fake soccer star in 2014, and then paid $250,000 to get his son admitted as a fake basketball recruit in 2017.

He has apologized and said he agreed to participate in the scheme at a time when his marriage was falling apart.

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