The Latest: Pair get month terms for rigging child's exams

BOSTON — The Latest on the college admissions bribery scandal (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

A business executive and his wife have each been sentenced to a month in prison for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter's college entrance exams.

Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado, were sentenced in Boston's federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.

Authorities say they paid $50,000 to have a test proctor correct their daughter's ACT exam in 2018, along with $75,000 to rig her SAT subject tests. They kept the scheme hidden from their daughter.

Prosecutors had requested sentences of eight months in prison and a $40,000 fine for each.

Gregory Abbott was chairman and CEO of International Dispensing Corporation in New York until he took a leave of absence in March. Marcia Abbott is a former magazine editor and writer.

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5:30 a.m.

The founder of a food and beverage packaging company and his wife are returning to court to be sentenced in the sweeping college admissions scandal.

Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado, are scheduled to appear in Boston's federal court Tuesday. They pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.

Authorities say the couple paid $50,000 to have a test proctor correct their daughter's ACT exam answers in 2018, along with $75,000 to rig her SAT subject tests. They kept the scheme hidden from their daughter.

Prosecutors are requesting sentences of eight months in prison and a $40,000 fine for each parent.

Gregory Abbott was chairman and CEO of International Dispensing Corporation in New York until he took a leave of absence in March.

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