2 More Parents Sentenced in Admissions Scandal

October 9, 2019

A New York couple who paid $125,000 to have their daughter's standardized test scores altered were sentenced to a month in jail and ordered to pay fines and complete community service in the admissions scandal known as Varsity Blues, NBC News reported.

Gregory and Marcia Abbott paid Rick Singer, the ringleader of the scandal, to have a proctor correct their daughter's scores. "My husband and I were both motivated by good intentions … but this does not excuse our actions," Marcia Abbott told the judge in the case before she and her husband were sentenced.

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