09/25 15:39 CDT Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam
Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam
BOSTON (AP) --- A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty
Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as
part of a college admissions bribery scheme.
Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School
District, is among about 40 people who have admitted to charges in the case
that exposed a scheme to get undeserving teens into college with fake athletic
credentials or manipulated test scores.
Prosecutors say Williams, who administered the college entrance exams at the
public high school where she worked, took money from the admissions consultant
at the center of the scheme in exchange for allowing someone else to take exams
in place of the children of Singer's clients or correct their answers.
Rick Singer, the admissions consultant, and Mark Riddell, who secretly took the
exams for the students, have also pleaded guilty.
Williams pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and
mail fraud and honest services wire fraud and mail fraud before a Boston
federal court judge held via video because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Williams is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 21.
An email seeking comment was sent to her lawyer after the hearing.