Operation Varsity Blues: Menlo Park mom pleads responsible in school admissions scheme


MENLO PARK, Calif. — A Menlo Park mom pleaded responsible Friday in federal courtroom in Boston to a fraud conspiracy during which she admitted paying $15,000 for dishonest on a university entrance examination for her son.

Marjorie Klapper, 50, the co-owner of a jewellery enterprise, pleaded responsible earlier than U.S. District Choose Indira Talwani to at least one rely of conspiring to commit mail fraud and sincere providers fraud. She can be sentenced on Oct. 16.

Klapper admitted in a plea settlement that she paid $15,000 to a fraudulent charity run by school advisor William Singer to have her son’s rating on the ACT examination improved by a corrupt proctor in 2017.

Two different mother and father from Beverly Hills and Laguna Seashore additionally pleaded responsible in the present day, bringing to 13 the overall variety of mother and father convicted in a university admissions scheme. One different will plead responsible in June, in response to courtroom paperwork.

Nineteen different mother and father, together with actress Lori Loughlin, face a grand jury indictment that features expenses of cash laundering conspiracy in addition to fraud conspiracy.

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