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Menlo Park Woman Gets 3 Weeks for Rigging Son's ACT Exam

Authorities say Marjorie Klapper paid $15,000 to rig her son's ACT exam in 2017

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    Bay Area Parent to be Sentenced in College Admission Scandal

    Marjorie Klapper, of Menlo Park, is scheduled to be sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday. She pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. Kris Sanchez reports for NBC Bay Area on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019)

    The owner of a California jewelry business has been sentenced to three weeks in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her son’s ACT exam.

    Marjorie Klapper, of Menlo Park, was sentenced in Boston’s federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.

    Authorities say the 51-year-old California resident paid $15,000 to have a test proctor correct her son’s ACT answers in 2017. She’s also accused of falsely listing her son as African American and Hispanic on college applications to increase his chances of getting admitted.

    Klapper has said the scheme’s organizers listed her son as a minority without her knowledge. Her lawyers say she regrets her involvement in the scheme.

    Menlo Park Woman to Be Sentenced in Admissions Scandal

    [BAY] Menlo Park Woman to Be Sentenced in Admissions Scandal

    The owner of a California jewelry business is returning to court to be sentenced for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. Kris Sanchez reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019)

    Prosecutors were recommending four months in prison. Klapper’s lawyers said she deserved home confinement and a $20,000 fine.

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