Couple Agrees to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

They will be the 27th and 28th people to admit guilt in the scandal.

July 13, 2020
 

A California couple has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their daughter to the University of Southern California as a purported athletic recruit.

Diane Blake and Todd Blake will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton. Diane Blake will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. Todd Blake will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Under the terms of Diane Blake’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the court’s approval, of six weeks in prison, a $125,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Under the terms of Todd Blake’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the court’s approval, of four months in prison, a $125,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service.

Diane and Todd Blake are the 27th and 28th parents to plead guilty in the college admissions case.

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