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The actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and the fashion
designer Mossimo Giannulli are among the 50 people charged in a
bribery scheme to secure places for students in elite colleges.
By Rebecca Halleck
March 12, 2019
In what the Justice Department called its largest ever college
admissions prosecution, federal authorities charged 50 people on
Tuesday with taking part in a nationwide scheme to game the
admissions process at highly competitive schools like Yale and
the University of Southern California.
Those charged include wealthy and powerful parents accused of
paying millions of dollars in bribes, exam administrators and
athletic coaches accused of manufacturing students’
achievements, and private admissions counselors accused of
coordinating it all.
At the center of the scandal are the Edge College & Career
Network, also known as the Key, and a nonprofit organization,
the Key Worldwide Foundation, that prosecutors say effectively
were a single enterprise. They are accused of helping students
cheat on standardized tests, and paying bribes to athletic
coaches who could get the students into college using fake
William Singer, also known as Rick Singer, owner of the Edge
College & Career Network, and chief executive of the Key
Steven Masera, an accountant and financial officer for the two
Mikaela Sanford, an employee who held several roles and is
accused of taking classes for high school students
Federal prosecutors accused dozens of parents of paying millions
of dollars in bribes to help their children secure spots at
prestigious American universities.
Gamal Abdelaziz, a senior executive of a resort and casino
Gregory and Marcia Abbott. Gregory is the founder and chairman
of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry, and
the former head of a private-label clothing manufacturer
Diane Blake, an executive at a retail merchandising firm, and
Todd Blake, entrepreneur and investor
Jane Buckingham, chief executive of a boutique marketing company
Gordon Caplan, a lawyer and a co-chairman of the international
law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher
I-Hsin “Joey” Chen, a provider of warehousing and related
services for the shipping industry
Amy and Gregory Colburn. Gregory is a physician.
Robert Flaxman, chief executive of a Los Angeles-based real
estate development firm
Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer, and Lori Loughlin, actress
Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez. Manuel is the founder, chairman
and chief executive of a specialty finance company.
Douglas Hodge, former chief executive of Pimco, one of the
world’s biggest bond fund managers
Felicity Huffman, actress
Agustin Huneeus, owner of vineyards in Napa, Calif.
Bruce and Davina Isackson. Bruce is the president of a real
estate development firm.
Michelle Janavs, a former executive of a food manufacturer
Elisabeth Kimmel, owner of a media company
Marjorie Klapper, co-owner of a jewelry business
Toby MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance
William E. McGlashan Jr., a senior executive at TPG, one of the
world’s biggest private equity firms
Marci Palatella, chief executive of a liquor distributor
Peter Jan “P.J.” Sartorio, a packaged-food entrepreneur
Stephen Semprevivo, an executive at an outsourcing company
David Sidoo, a businessman in Vancouver, British Columbia
Devin Sloane, founder and chief executive of a drinking water
and wastewater systems business
John Wilson, founder and chief executive of a private-equity and
real estate development firm
Homayoun Zadeh, an associate professor of dentistry at U.S.C.
Robert Zangrillo, founder and chief executive of a Miami-based
venture capital and real estate firm
The Athletic Coaches
Athletic coaches from top colleges were also implicated and
accused of accepting millions of dollars to help students gain
Michael Center, head coach of men’s tennis at University of
Texas at Austin
Gordon Ernst, former head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at
William Ferguson, women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest
Donna Heinel, senior associate athletic director at U.S.C.
Laura Janke, former assistant coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.
Ali Khosroshahin, former head coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.
Rudolph Meredith, former head coach of women’s soccer at Yale
Jorge Salcedo, former head coach of men’s soccer at University
of California, Los Angeles
John Vandemoer, former sailing coach at Stanford
Jovan Vavic, former water polo coach at U.S.C.
The Other Players
Teachers, test administrators and private instructors are named
as co-conspirators in the federal charging documents.
Igor Dvorskiy, test administrator for the College Board and
A.C.T., accused of accepting bribes to facilitate the cheating
scheme at the West Hollywood Test Center
Niki Williams, assistant teacher at a public high school in
Houston and a test administrator for the College Board and
A.C.T. who is accused of accepting bribes
Mark Riddell, a test proctor accused of tampering with students’
test papers to improve scores, and of secretly taking exams in
place of students
Martin Fox, president of a private tennis academy and camp in
Houston, accused of acting as a middleman for bribe payments