Sentencing reset for Mark Riddell, Tampa Bay man involved in the college admissions scandal

Harvard grad pleaded guilty to taking tests for rich people's kids.
Mark Riddell departs federal court Friday, April 12, in Boston, after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. [Charles Krupa | Associated Press]
Mark Riddell departs federal court Friday, April 12, in Boston, after pleading guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. [Charles Krupa | Associated Press]
Published July 18
Updated July 18

The sentencing of Mark Riddell, a Palmetto resident and key figure in the nationwide college admissions scandal, has been rescheduled for Nov. 1. A Harvard graduate and former employee of Bradenton's IMG Academy, Riddell pleaded guilty in April to accepting thousands of dollars for secretly taking the SAT and ACT tests in place of the children of wealthy parents.

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Riddell was to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston. His first attorney said in a court filing that Riddell had not paid him; he withdrew from the case and Riddell is now represented by a lawyer who also attended Harvard.

Contact Susan Taylor Martin at smartin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8642. Follow @susanskate.

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