Couple get month sentence in college test scandal
BOSTON — A business executive and his wife, a former journalist, were each sentenced to a month in prison Tuesday for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter's college entrance exams in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy and sometimes famous parents.
Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado, were sentenced in Boston's federal court after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.
The Abbotts paid $50,000 to have a test proctor correct their daughter's ACT exam answers in 2018, along with $75,000 to rig her SAT subject tests in math and literature, authorities said. They kept the scheme hidden from their daughter.
Meanwhile, the case's lead prosecutor said he plans for longer prison sentences for “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and other parents contesting charges.