Parents in College Scandal Are Cooperating With Prosecutors
(Bloomberg) -- Two more parents in the U.S. college admissions scandal will plead guilty and said they are cooperating with prosecutors.
Bruce and Davina Isackson, who were charged with paying bribes to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a recruited soccer player and having her college admissions test scores boosted, issued the statement Monday.
“No words can express how profoundly sorry we are for what we have done,” the Isacksons said in the statement. “Our duty as parents was to set a good example for our children and instead we have harmed and embarrassed them.” They added that they have also let down their “entire community” and said they have cooperated with prosecutors and would continue to do so.
Bruce Isackson is being represented by Washington attorney Bill Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, while his wife Davina Isackson is represented by David Willingham of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.
The Isacksons are among 33 parents charged in the largest college admissions scandal the U.S. has ever prosecuted. On Friday, Gordon Caplan, the former co-chair of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and one of the highest-profile parents in the scandal, said he would admit his guilt.
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