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Bay Area couple pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

BOSTON (AP) -- A California couple have pleaded guilty to taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme.

Bruce and Davina Isackson, of Hillsborough, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston federal court. They left the courthouse without commenting.

The Isacksons are the first parents in the case to plead guilty. They are the only parents who have agreed to cooperate with investigators and testify against others if asked.

They are accused of paying $600,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Authorities say the Isacksons paid to rig the entrance exam score for one of their daughters and get both girls admitted to school as fake athletic recruits.

Twelve other parents have agreed to plead guilty.

They include "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman, who will appear in court May 13.
    

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