Houston College Test Admin Cops To 'Varsity Blues' Charges

Law360 (September 25, 2020, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A standardized test administrator from Houston pled guilty Friday to charges that she took bribes to help rig students' college entrance exams as part of the "Varsity Blues" scandal.

Niki Williams, a Houston school employee who administered SAT and ACT tests, appeared before U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani via videoconference and pled guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Williams, 46, entered the plea after inking an Aug. 11 deal with prosecutors, who have agreed to dismiss two other counts against her and recommend a sentence at the low end of the guidelines range.

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