Folsom woman employed in college admissions scheme agrees to guilty plea

A Folsom woman has agreed to plead guilty for her role in a sweeping college administration bribery scandal that has swept up a number of wealthy people, college coaches and celebrities.

Mikaela Sanford, 34, of Folsom, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston announced Friday.

Sanford worked for Rick Singer, the 59-year-old California man who federal investigators say ran a standardized test cheating racket through his college counseling business and nonprofit.

Prosecutors say Sanford took online classes for students so the students could submit the grades Sanford earned in their names as part of their application packages to colleges and universities.

Sanford also helped fake athletic profiles and other documents to bolster students’ college applications to make the students appear to be highly successful high school athletes when, in fact, they were not, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors will recommend a sentence

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Smart Ways You Can Prepare For Job Loss While You’re Still Employed

Approximately 44.2 million people have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus shutdown in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If your employer is struggling to stay afloat in the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably concerned about your job.

Preparing for a possible pink slip in your not-so-distant future can help you find a new job faster and stay afloat financially in the interim. In order to brace yourself for job loss, take these steps now.

Last updated: July 30, 2020

Update Your Resume

If your resume is updated, you’ll be able to start applying for jobs the day you’re laid off. You’ll need to customize it for each position, but having a generic version ready to go will be a huge start.

This is the first impression you’ll make on potential employers, so take the time to create a polished and professional document. Most employers 

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