CEO’s daughter ‘gloated’ about cheating on SATs in college scam: prosecutors

New York Post | 3/13/2019 | Staff
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They’re not so smug now.

The daughter of a CEO whose parents allegedly paid big bribes to get her into Georgetown University “gloated” about being fed the answers to her SATs, according to prosecutors.

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Isabelle Henriquez’s parents — Manuel, the founder and CEO of Hercules Capital, and Elizabeth — were among dozens of well-heeled moms and dads charged with bribing their kids’ way into top colleges in the massive admissions scam that on Tuesday rocked the nation.

The California couple allegedly paid the scheme’s mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, more than $400,000 to get Isabelle into the prestigious school where she is now a junior — as well as helping her younger sister cheat on her own college-entrance exam.

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Singer allegedly talked Isabelle’s private college-prepar­atory school into allowing one of his crooked proctors to fly in to oversee the test.

Then “unbeknownst to the school, he sat side-by-side with the daughter during the exam and provided her with answers to the exam questions,” court documents allege.

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

Isabelle received a score of 1900 out of a possible 2400 on the exam — “an improvement of 320 points” over her own best score.

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But to grease the wheels of her admission even further, the Henriquezes then allegedly worked with Singer to bribe Georgetown’s then-head tennis coach, Gordon Ernst, to have her designated as a recruited athlete.

Singer fabricated an essay and application for Isabelle that falsely claimed she played “club tennis” through high school, held a “top 50 ranking” in junior girls tennis for the United States Tennis Association and was on the USTA all-academic team for her junior and senior years, prosecutors allege.

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