Jennifer Levitz and Melissa Korn:

“I know that I unfairly, and ultimately illegally, tipped the scales in favor of my children over others, over the hopes and dreams of other parents, who had the same aspirations for their children as I did for mine,” Mr. Hodge said in court Friday. He said he wasn’t driven by ego, but rather sought to give his own children a transformative educational experience like he had received.