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California parents get 8 weeks in prison for college bribery scandal

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 17:24:42-04

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison after pleading guilty to paying $25,000 to cheat on their son’s college admissions test.

Dr. Gregory Colburn and Amy Colburn, of Palo Alto, were sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in January to money laundering and mail fraud conspiracy charges.

Their sentence also includes a year of supervised release, 100 hours of community service and $12,500 fines.

A federal judge said the couple's actions were “selfish, brazen and frankly stupid,” but he said they have time to make it up to society.

Both parents said they were sorry.