The ‘really smart guy’ who aced SATs for rich students: ‘I will always regret’ the scandal


In the USA Today, Joey Garrison, reports on the who the “smart man” is who took the College Entrance exams for payment.  Mark Riddell replies that “he will always regret it:”

To pull off the largest college admissions bribery scheme in U.S history, prosecutors say a middleman working for rich and powerful parents funneled money to a private school counselor in Florida to secretly take their children’s ACT and SAT exams.

Mark Riddell of Palmetto, Florida, is accused of being the test-taker in the explosive cheating scandal.

Riddell, 36, is a 2004 graduate of Harvard University where he starred in tennis. He also briefly played pro tennis.

And since 2006, he’s worked as director of college entrance exam preparation at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, a prestigious private boarding school for high school student-athletes that has produced elite college players and professional athletes. IMG Academy suspended Riddell following his indictment Tuesday.

  • 03/13/2019
  • Joey Garrison