KEIB: A California woman who hired somebody to take online classes for her son was sentenced to five weeks behind bars. Karen Littlefair, 57, was busted as part of “Operation Varsity Blues,” which revealed a massive scheme in which wealthy parents arranged to cheat on college admissions tests and bribe college officials to help their children get into the elite universities.
Prosecutors said that Littlefair’s son ended up on academic probation at Georgetown University in 2017. To ensure that he graduated in 2018, she enlisted the services of William “Rick” Singer, who was the ringleader of the scheme, to have somebody else take four online classes for her son. more