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A former Southern California private school director and test administrator has agreed to a plea deal in cooperation with the government for his role in the college admissions scandal nicknamed "Varsity Blues."
Igor Dvorskiy, who was head of the West Hollywood College Preparatory School and test administrator for the College Board and ACT, appeared in a Boston federal court Wednesday to enter a guilty plea for the charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering.
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Prosecutors accused Dvorskiy of accepting bribes to facilitate the cheating scheme at the West Hollywood test center, allowing, the 37-year-old Harvard grad embattled in the scandal, of secretly taking the standardized tests in place of the children whose parents were working with William "Rick" Singer, the alleged ringleader of the conspiracy.
As a part of the plea deal, the government recommended that Dvorskiy spend 24 to 30 months in prison -- on the low end of the sentencing guideline range. The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
West Hollywood school administrator embroiled in college admissions scandal pleads guilty
The administrator of a small West Hollywood school where the rich and powerful went to rig their children's college entrance exams pleaded guilty in a Boston courtroom Wednesday to conspiracy to commit racketeering. Igor Dvorskiy, a resident of Sherman Oaks, acknowledged that he pocketed nearly $150,000 from William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach consultant at the center of the college admissions scandal, and in return allowed Singer to run a test-fixing scam out of his school for years.
Dvorskiy will be sentenced on Feb. 7, 2020.
Dvorskiy also agreed to forfeit $149,540, which prosecutors say is equal to the amount he made during Singer's scheme. In addition, he has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and testify at trial, if called, thereported.
He allegedly received $10,000 per student while administering tests at the school, authorities alleged, according to.
Dvorskiy's attorney did not respond to ABC News' request for comment.
Last month, a grand jury in Bostonagainst 18 people tied to the scandal, including actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannuli, both of whom pleaded not guilty to the new charges.
Actress Felicity Huffmanlast month for her role in the scheme, in which she paid someone $15,000 to improve and correct her daughter's SAT exam. She was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine, complete 250 hours of community service and serve probation for one year,
ABC News' Kate Hodgson, Bill Hutchinson and Meghan Keneally contributed to this report.
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