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Former Surfing Executive Gets 2 Months in Prison in Admissions Case

Authorities say Jeffrey Bizzack paid $250,000 to have an admissions consultant and others arrange the scheme

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    More Parents Change Pleas in Admissions Scandal

    Four more parents appeared in federal court to change their pleas to guilty in the college admissions scandal.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 21, 2019)

    A former California business executive has been sentenced to two months in prison for paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit.

    Jeffrey Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday. The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in July to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.

    Authorities say Bizzack paid $250,000 to have an admissions consultant and others arrange the scheme.

    Prosecutors recommended nine months in prison. His lawyers say he deserved leniency because he turned himself in as soon as he heard the scheme was uncovered and quickly accepted responsibility.

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    Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for padding her daughter's SAT score. It's the first sentence delivered in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    Bizzack is a former executive at the World Surf League, the governing body for professional surfers. He is the 12th parent to be sentenced in the scheme.

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