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First Parent to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

  • Peter Jan Sartorio is first of the 33 parents to signal plea
  • Two others are in talks with prosecutors as pressure mounts
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The first guilty plea by a parent in the U.S. college admissions scandal is imminent, and two other parents said they were in talks with prosecutors.

A dozen others appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, where the 100-seat courtroom was standing room only. Among the parents were actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and attorney Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.