March 15, 2019

Charge: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Buckingham, of Los Angeles, is the chief executive of a marketing company. Bloomberg describes her as a “lifestyle guru and marketing consultant frequently quoted in television and newspaper interviews as a self-proclaimed millennial expert.”

She is accused of agreeing to make a $50,000 payment to the fake charity in exchange for someone taking the ACT for her son. According to the complaint, on a call with Singer, Buckingham said she would “probably like to do the same thing” for her daughter because she is “not a great test taker.”