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March 26, 2019

Actresses, coaches, CEOs and many more: Here’s everyone who was charged in the college admissions cheating scheme

March 13, 2019
(Front-Right) William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (Steven Senne / AP)

Two famous actresses made headlines Tuesday after they were charged in a massive college admissions cheating scheme. But Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were just two of 50 people who were implicated in the scandal.

Prosecutors accused more than 30 rich parents — including company executives, a professor, a jeweler, a fashion designer, and others — of paying massive bribes to get their children into elite schools. Several coaches and exam administrators were also involved, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.

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Here’s the full list:

William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation: charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice;

Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla.: charged in with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;

Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University: charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;

John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University: charged with racketeering conspiracy;

David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada: charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud;

The following people were charged with racketeering conspiracy:

Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;

Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University;

William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;

Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;

Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;

Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;

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Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;

Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;

Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;

Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;

Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and

Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.

One person was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:

Michael Center, 54, of Austin, Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin

The following people were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;

Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;

Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;

Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, an executive at a retail merchandising firm;

Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, an entrepreneur and investor;

Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;

Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;

I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;

Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;

Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;

Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;

Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, fashion designer;

Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;

Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;

Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;

Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, actress;

Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;

Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;

Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;

Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;

Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, owner and president of a media company;

Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;

Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, actress;

Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;

William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;

Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;

Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;

Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;

Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;

John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;

Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and

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Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, founder and CEO of private investment firm.

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