Everyone Who Has Been Charged in the College Admissions Cheating Scandal

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

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman aren’t the only high profile parents to be charged in an alleged college admissions cheating scam early 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.


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Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin

Occupations: Fashion designer and actress, respectively.

Felicity Huffman

Occupation: Actress

Gamal Abdelaziz

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

Jane Buckingham

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

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Gordon Caplan

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

Robert Flaxman

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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

Douglas Hodge

Occupation: Former CEO of Pimco, according to the NYT

Agustin Huneeus

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

Michelle Janavs

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Occupation: Former executive of a food manufacturer

Elisabeth Kimmel

Occupation: Owner of Midwest Television

Marjorie Klapper

Occupation: Co-owner of a jewelry business, according to New York Magazine

Toby MacFarlane

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

Marci Palatella

Occupation: Founder and owner of Preservation Distillery

Peter Jan “P.J.” Sartorio

Occupation: A packaged-food entrepreneur, New York Magazine reports

Stephen Semprevivo

Occupation: Executive at an outsourcing company Cydcor

David Sidoo

Occupation: Businessman

Devin Sloane

Occupation: Founder and chief executive of a drinking water and wastewater systems business, CNBC reported

John Wilson

Occupation: Founder and chief executive of a private equity and real estate development firm, Hyannis Port Capital

Homayoun Zadeh

Occupation: Associate professor of dentistry at U.S.C., CNBC reported

Robert Zangrillo

Occupation: Founder and chief executive of Miami-based venture capital and real estate firm, Dragon Global Management


Michael Center

Occupation: Head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin

Gordon Ernst

Occupation: Former head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Georgetown

William Ferguson

Occupation: Women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest

Donna Heinel

Occupation: Senior associate athletic director at U.S.C.

Laura Janke

Occupation: Former assistant coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.

Ali Khosroshahin

Occupation: Former head coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.

Rudolph Meredith

Occupation: Former head coach of women’s soccer at Yale

Jorge Salcedo

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Occupation: Former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California, Los Angeles

John Vandemoer

Occupation: Former sailing coach at Stanford

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Jovan Vavic

Occupation: Former water polo coach at U.S.C.

Igor Dvorskiy

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

Niki Williams

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

Mark Riddell
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

Martin Fox

Occupation: President of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston, accused of acting as a middleman for bribe payments, according to the NYT


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

Steven Masera

Occupation: Accountant and financial officer to Key Worldwide Foundation, the alleged fake charity, and Edge College & Career Network, The New York Times reports

Mikaela Sanford

Occupation: Employee of Singer

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