LIST: These Bay Area residents have been charged in alleged college admissions scam
According to the complaint, Hillsborough residents Bruce and Davina Isackson paid more than $600,000 for their three children to control the testing environment and get into schools.
They also reportedly took a tax write off for bribes paid (page 114) and were worried about the potential press that could come from a scandal, discussing "the embarrassment to everyone in the communities."
Bruce was reportedly worried news of a scandal surrounding the college admissions cheating scam would hit the press and be the "front page story," discussing the embarrassment to everyone in the communities."
Bruce is the president of WP Investments, a commercial real estate investment and development company based in Woodside. The company's website says he "graduated from UCLA in 1980, then joined Cushman and Wakefield, where he specialized in the leasing and sales of industrial properties. During his twelve years at Cushman, Mr. Isackson was consistently among the firm's top producers on a nationwide basis."
Complaint says Bruce Isackson, President WP Investments, paid more than 600k for his 3 children to control the testing environment and get into schools. Isackson took a tax write-off for contributions to “foundation for underserved kids.” https://t.co/LSp5j1cHJa pic.twitter.com/4MTFSTQCGT— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) March 12, 2019
They've been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and Honest Services Mail fraud.
READ THE FULL CHARGING DOCUMENT HERE (PAGES 107-118)
Bruce and Davina each have a $2 million unsecured bond. Bruce appeared Tuesday in San Francisco. Both are expected to appear again March 29 in Boston.
It's unclear whether or not Davina has been arrested or appeared initially yet.
And .. just like Huneeus .. Isackson worries about the potential press .. “front page story.” “..the embarrassment to everyone in the communities.” And here we are. https://t.co/LSp5j1cHJa pic.twitter.com/ZMlZ8Fn2Ng— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) March 12, 2019
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