College admissions scandal: Marketing CEO gets 3 weeks for cheating on son’s ACT exam


BOSTON — A California marketing executive and author was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison for paying $50,000 to cheat on her son’s college entrance exam.

Jane Buckingham, 51, was sentenced in Boston’s federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. She is the 11th parent to be sentenced in a college admissions bribery scheme that ensnared dozens of wealthy parents.

The Los Angeles resident admitted to paying $50,000 to a sham charity operated by admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer, who then bribed a test proctor to take the ACT exam…


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