Palo Alto couple to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

College admissions consultant Rick Singer is seen here on his way into court in director Chris Smith’s new Netflix documentary “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix ©2021)

A Palo Alto doctor and his wife who had been fighting federal fraud charges in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 61, who were scheduled for trial Jan. 13, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office

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