Mom who ‘gloated’ about SAT cheating pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

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Four more parents pleaded guilty Friday to paying bribes to get their kids into top schools as part of the college admissions scandal — including a mom who allegedly “gloated” with her daughter after the girl was fed answers to the SATs.

Elizabeth Henriquez and her Silicon Valley honcho hubby, Manuel Henriquez, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud charges for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to William “Rick” Singer.

The college prep expert helped their two daughters cheat on their admissions tests — and also got their elder daughter, Isabelle, designated a fake athletic recruit to Georgetown University, prosecutors said.

Singer had a crooked test proctor sit “side-by-side” with Isabelle during her SATs to give her the answers, according to court documents.

Afterward, the proctor “ ‘gloated’ with Elizabeth Henriquez and her daughter about the fact that they had cheated and gotten away with it,” a criminal complaint reads.

Manuel resigned from his Silicon Valley firm, Hercules Capital, after his involvement in the scheme became public.

Douglas Hodge leaves the federal courthouse in Boston

Douglas Hodge leaving the federal courthouse in Boston after pleading guilty

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Michelle Janavs leaves the federal courthouse in Boston

Michelle Janavs after entering a plea

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Two other parents — Douglas Hodge and Michelle Janavs — also pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy charges Monday, along with Martin Fox, the president of a Houston tennis club.

Prosecutors said Fox helped wealthy parents cheat on their children’s exams through a test center in the Texas city.

Janavs — whose family’s food business, Chef America, created Hot Pockets — paid $400,000 to get her son into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit and coughed up another $100,000 to help two of her daughters get a leg up on their ACT exams, prosecutors said.

Hodge, the former chief executive of the investment firm Pimco, paid more than $500,000 to get two of his kids into the University of Southern California as bogus athletic recruits.

The guilty pleas Monday are the latest in the widespread scam, which ensnared some 50 people for various roles in the racket.

“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and “Fuller House” actress Lori Loughlin were also charged.

Huffman reported to prison last Tuesday to begin her 14-day sentence.

Loughlin and her clothing designer hubby, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty.

With Post wires

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