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Exam Proctor Flips, Admits Accepting Bribes

Igor Dvorskiy will testify if called: 'LAT'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 2, 2019 11:26 AM CDT
In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, students walk on the University of California, Los Angeles campus.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

(Newser) – A former college exam proctor has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators in the sweeping college admissions scheme, the AP reports. Court documents filed Tuesday say Igor Dvorskiy, director of the private West Hollywood College Preparatory School, agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering and will testify at trial if called, per the Los Angeles Times. He previously pleaded not guilty in March.

Dvorskiy acknowledged he took bribes from alleged mastermind William "Rick" Singer to help parents rig their children's scores on the SAT and ACT. Authorities say he received $10,000 per student while administering tests at the Los Angeles school. The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, but prosecutors say they will seek a sentence at the low end of federal guidelines. Dvorskiy also agreed to give back $150,000. He is one of 14 people facing racketeering charges in the case. Most have pleaded not guilty.

(Read more college admissions bribery scandal stories.)

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