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Parents in College Scandal Face Judge and Tough Plea Deals

  • First wave of parents named in admissions scam appear in court
  • Prosecutors play hardball, want felony pleas, lawyer says
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Celebrities, CEOs Charged in College Exam Bribery Scheme
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They started their college tours years ago, wealthy parents towing their children to Stanford, Yale and other elite schools in pursuit of the best -- and most prestigious -- education money could buy.

Now they’re on the road again, this time appearing in federal court in Boston on Friday as the clock ticks down on plea bargains for their alleged role in the biggest college admissions scam the U.S. has ever prosecuted.