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California Mom Appears in Boston Court in College Admissions Scandal

Federal prosecutors allege the California couple spent some $600,000 to get their daughters into UCLA and USC

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    California Mom Charged in College Cheating Scandal Appears in Boston Court

    Davina Isackson didn't say anything as she left the Boston courthouse on Monday afternoon. She is one of more than two dozen parents charged for allegedly paying to get their children into college.

    (Published Monday, April 8, 2019)

    In what is becoming a familiar scene in South Boston, another parent left the federal courthouse Monday, charged as part of a nationwide college admissions scandal.

    Davina Isackson didn't say anything as she left the Moakley Federal Courthouse on Monday afternoon. She is accused of transferring more than 2,000 shares of Facebook stock to help get her children into two California colleges.

    Isackson's husband Bruce, who was at his wife's side, is set to make his first court appearance in Boston next week.

    Federal prosecutors allege the California couple spent some $600,000 to get their daughters into UCLA and USC.

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    The Isackson's are among more than two dozen parents charged for allegedly paying to get their children into college.

    Several more people that prosecutors have identified in this probe are set to appear in Boston over the next two weeks.

    In all, William Singer is accused of pocketing some $25 million from parents trying to get their children into top colleges around the United States. Prosecutors allege Singer promised to get students in by faking SAT and ACT scores or creating fake profiles to get them in as student athletes.

    Singer has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with federal prosecutors. He is scheduled to be sentenced in June.


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