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Expert test-taker in college admissions scheme pleads guilty

He was so brilliant, prosecutors said, you could pick the score you wanted on the SAT or ACT, and he would hit it.

Mark Riddell, a 36-year-old Harvard graduate who is accused of doctoring dozens of college entrance exams for the children of wealthy families, pleaded guilty Friday to charges of fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy, federal authorities in Boston said.

Even as he implicated Riddell in a widespread defrauding of

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