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Hillsborough couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam

Original post made on Jun 29, 2022

A couple who pleaded guilty to charges for securing their daughters' admission to college by paying to cheat on entrance exams and creating false athlete profiles in a national scandal were sentenced in Boston federal court.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 9:55 AM

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Posted by dontliveinCA
a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2022 at 10:39 am

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They deserved more jail time.


Posted by Mike Bechler
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 29, 2022 at 10:42 am

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One day plus $7500 / $1000 to someone who can afford to pay 600k to get their kids into college is nothing. What a joke.


Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 29, 2022 at 11:38 am

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It never ceases to amaze me that USC is considered "bribe-worthy" by some people.


Posted by Sandra
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:53 pm

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Unfortunately, I expected this light sentence, but am disappointed. People like Davina and Bruce life in a different world from the rest of society. The irony of bribing for college and skating thru this court debacle! I hope they are truly remorseful for the right reasons


Posted by Grew Up Here
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2022 at 8:35 pm

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What?! ONE DAY?! They faked that their two daughters were athletic recruits plus cheated on the SATs. Who did they pay off?

The laws need to be changed to hit these wealthy people in the pockets more. $5 million fine perhaps?

Felicity Huffman (actress) served 10 days in prison (sentenced to 14) for paying $15,000 to have a proctor correct SAT questions answered incorrectly by her daughter and a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and one year supervised release. Of course, it was the low-key "prison" in Dublin, where it's like being at camp with activities and sunbathing, but she didn't fake that her daughter was an athletic recruit, yet her punishment was much more than the Isacksons'.


Posted by HHTurner
a resident of Ventura
on Jul 12, 2022 at 10:17 am

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One day? Did they give someone else $600k?


Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 12, 2022 at 10:42 am

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I’m guessing they had better lawyers than the other defendants.


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