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UCLA parents involved in college admissions scandal will plead guilty to charges

By Teddy Rosenbluth and Julia Shapero

April 8, 2019 12:40 p.m.

UCLA parents involved in the recent college admissions scandal plan to plead guilty to fraud charges.

Davina and Bruce Isackson agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

Bruce Isackson additionally agreed to plead guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The couple was accused of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their daughter, Lauren Isackson, admitted to the UCLA women’s soccer team despite having no competitive soccer experience.

In an email statement from their attorney, the Isacksons apologized for their actions and said they would cooperate with the prosecutors.

“No words can express how profoundly sorry we are for what we have done. Our duty as parents was to set a good example for our children, and instead we have harmed and embarrassed them by our misguided decisions,” they said in the statement.

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Teddy Rosenbluth
Rosenbluth is the assistant News editor for the Science and Health beat. She was previously a News contributor for the science and health beat. She is a third-year psychobiology student who loves learning about evolutionary biology and neuroscience.
Rosenbluth is the assistant News editor for the Science and Health beat. She was previously a News contributor for the science and health beat. She is a third-year psychobiology student who loves learning about evolutionary biology and neuroscience.
Julia Shapero | Assistant News editor
Shapero is an assistant News editor in the National News & Higher Education beat. She was previously a contributor for the National News & Higher Education beat. Shapero is a third-year political science student who enjoys covering national and statewide news.
Shapero is an assistant News editor in the National News & Higher Education beat. She was previously a contributor for the National News & Higher Education beat. Shapero is a third-year political science student who enjoys covering national and statewide news.
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