A jury on Friday afternoon returned guilty verdicts for the first two parents to go on trial in the college admissions scandal on charges that they paid bribes to get their children admitted to prestigious universities as fake sports recruits.

One day after starting deliberations, the Massachusetts jury convicted Gamal Abdelaziz, a former casino executive, and John Wilson, a private equity firm founder, of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud. This was the first trial of the “Varsity Blues” scandal that saw dozens of well-to-do parents, athletic coaches and others arrested nationwide.