Officials say the actresses were involved in the nation’s largest-ever college admissions bribery case prosecuted by the Justice Department.
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin might be the most well-known figures in a nationwide college admissions scam, but they’re not alone.
They’re joined by 31 other parents, including a few CEOs and other business executives who were charged in a $25 million college admissions cheating scheme, according to a list released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Tuesday.
Athletic coaches and college exam administrators were also charged.
The indictment alleges that between 2011 and 2019, William “Rick” Singer “conspired with dozens of parents, athletic coaches, a university athletics administrator, and others, to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities including Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University, among others.”
Here’s the full list of who has been charged:
William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, California, owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice.
Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Florida, was charged in an information 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, Connecticut, the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud.
John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, California, the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy.
David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, British Columbia, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested Friday in San Jose, California, and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not been scheduled.
Michael Center, 54, of Austin, Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin, was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
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Coaches and school officials
The following were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:
Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, California, 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, Maryland, former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University.
William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University.
Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, president of a private tennis academy in Houston.
Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, California, the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California.
Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, California, former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California.
Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, California, former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California.
Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, California, 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, California, employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation.
Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, former water polo coach at the University of Southern California.
Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.
The following were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:
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Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corp., a food and beverage packaging company.
Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York.
Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, the former senior executive of resort and casino operator of Wynn Macau resort 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, California, founder and CEO of Trendera boutique marketing company.
Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Connecticut, co-chairman of New York-based Willkie Farr & Gallagher, an international law firm.
I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, California, operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry.
Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, California.
Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, California.
Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, California, founder and CEO of real estate development firm Crown Realty & Development.
Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, fashion designer and founder of Mossimo fashion company (also married to Lori Loughlin).
Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, California.
Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, California, founder, chairman and CEO of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a publicly traded specialty finance company.
Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, California, former CEO of investment management company Pacific Investment Management Co.
Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, actress.
Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, owner of wine vineyards in Napa Valley and listed as co-founder of the Quintessa vineyard estate.
Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, California, president of a real estate development firm WP Investments.
Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, California.
Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, California, former executive of a large food manufacturer.
Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, owner and president of First Busey, a media company.
Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, California, co-owner of jewelry business.
Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, actress.
Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, former senior executive at a title insurance company.
William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, California, senior executive at a global equity firm TPG Capital.
Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, California, CEO of a liquor distribution company.
Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, California, president and co-founder of Elena’s Food Specialties.
Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, executive at Cydcor, a privately held provider of outsourced sales teams.
Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, founder and CEO of aquaTECTURE LLC, a provider of drinking and wastewater systems.
John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm.
Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, California, an associate professor of dentistry.
Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, founder and CEO of private investment firm Dragon Global.
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