Sartorio was charged last month with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. He is accused of paying $15,000 to have a test proctor correct his daughter's answers on an ACT test in June 2017 at the West Hollywood Test Center. The girl received a score of 27 out of a possible 36, placing her in the 86th percentile.
The Colburns, who appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, face charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
The couple allegedly participated in the scam by arranging to have their son take the SAT test with extended time at the West Hollywood Test Center in southern California in March 2018 with a proctor who helped them cheat on the test in exchange for a $25,000 payment.
In early March, a total of 50 people were charged in the wide-ranging case spearheaded by William "Rick" Singer, 58, who has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and several conspiracy charges that collectively carry a sentence of up to 65 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. The scam also involved the creation of fake athlete profiles involving university athletic staff that were submitted to admissions officers in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars, according to prosecutors.
Sartorio, a packaged food entrepreneur, was initially scheduled to appear in the federal court on March 29, but was traveling out of state at the time. His next court hearing was scheduled for April 30.
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