Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among the 50 people, including business owners, a parenting expert, a doctor and a dentist, to be charged on Tuesday
Federal court records unsealed in Boston name 50 people who have been indicted as part of the alleged nationwide scheme involving elite college and universities including Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and Standford, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
“Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston,” the release says.
Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, were also implicated.
Huffman, 56, allegedly gave $15,000 to admissions consultant William Singer and his nonprofit organization, Key Worldwide Foundation “to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” the indictment states.
Loughlin, 54, allegedly gave $500,000 to have her children designated as crew team recruits, when they had never rowed, the indictment states.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI alleged in the indictment that the scheme helped students gain acceptance to top schools by helping them cheat on college exams.
Some named in the court documents allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, UCLA, the University of San Diego, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale, according to federal prosecutors.
It also helped high school athletes get into top colleges no matter what their abilities, according to the indictment. Below is a list of everyone involved.
Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin
Occupations: Fashion designer and actress, respectively.
Occupation: Senior executive of a resort and casino operator, News 3 Las Vegas reports
Gregory and Marcia Abbot
Occupation: He is the founder and chairman of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry, according to New York Daily News
Diane and Todd Blake
Occupation: He is an executive at a retail merchandising firm; entrepreneur and investor, New York Times reports
Occupation: Parenting and self-help author of The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life book series on “practical advice for the busy modern woman” as well as the founder and president of consumer insights firm Trendera
Occupation: Lawyer and co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a partner in the Private Equity Practice Group and Corporate & Financial Services Department
Occupation: Founder and CEO of Crown Realty & Development
I-Hsin “Joey” Chen
Occupation: Provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry, The New York Times reports
Amy and Gregory Colburn
Occupation: Gregory is a physician, according to New York Magazine
Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez
Occupation: Manuel is the CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital
Occupation: Former CEO of Pimco, according to the NYT
Occupation: Owner of vineyard in Napa, California
Bruce and Davina Isackson
Occupation: Bruce is the president of Woodside-based real estate company WP Investments, the NYT writes
Occupation: Former executive of a food manufacturer
Occupation: Owner of Midwest Television
Occupation: Co-owner of a jewelry business, according to New York Magazine
Occupation: Former senior executive at a title insurance company, The New York Times reports
William E. McGlashan Jr.
Occupation: A senior executive at TPG, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms
Occupation: Founder and owner of Preservation Distillery
Peter Jan “P.J.” Sartorio
Occupation: A packaged-food entrepreneur, New York Magazine reports
Occupation: Executive at an outsourcing company Cydcor
Occupation: Founder and chief executive of a drinking water and wastewater systems business, CNBC reported
Occupation: Founder and chief executive of a private equity and real estate development firm, Hyannis Port Capital
Occupation: Associate professor of dentistry at U.S.C., CNBC reported
Occupation: Founder and chief executive of Miami-based venture capital and real estate firm, Dragon Global Management
ADMINISTRATORS, COACHES AND EDUCATORS
Occupation: Head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin
Occupation: Former head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Georgetown
Occupation: Women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest
Occupation: Senior associate athletic director at U.S.C.
Occupation: Former assistant coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.
Occupation: Former head coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.
Occupation: Former head coach of women’s soccer at Yale
Occupation: Former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation: Former sailing coach at Stanford
Occupation: Former water polo coach at U.S.C.
Occupation: 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, CNBC reports
Occupation: 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, according to CNBC
Occupation: A test proctor accused of tampering with students’ test papers to improve scores, and of secretly taking exams in place of students, The New York Times reports
Occupation: President of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston, accused of acting as a middleman for bribe payments, according to the NYT
THE ALLEGED ARCHITECTS OF THE SCHEME
William Rick Singer
Occupation: Owner of the Key Worldwide Foundation and Edge College & Career Network
Singer, who is believed to be the mastermind of the scheme, pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy; money laundering conspiracy; conspiracy to defraud US; obstruction of justice on Tuesday. He was released on a $500,000 bond. His sentencing is scheduled for June 19
Occupation: Accountant and financial officer to Key Worldwide Foundation, the alleged fake charity, and Edge College & Career Network, The New York Times reports
Occupation: Employee of Singer