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.
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.
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