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12 people charged in college bribery scandal to appear in court Monday

Posted: 7:56 AM, Mar 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-25 08:56:41-04
12 people charged in college bribery scandal to appear in court Monday

Twelve people charged in a nationwide college admissions bribery ring are expected to appear in a Boston federal courthouse on Monday, multiple national outlets report.

Among those set to appear are athletics coaches from Wake Forest, Georgetown, UCLA and the University of Southern California.

Federal prosecutors allege that dozens of wealthy people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, paid thousands of dollars — in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars — to the Edge College & Career Network in order to get their children into elite colleges and universities.

The network, run by William "Rick" Singer, would then either forge entrance test results or pay college athletic departments to recruit the children of those who paid him. The prospective students would often be cut from the team or quit soon after arriving on campus.

Another 23 people charged in the scandal will appear in court on Friday. Loughlin and Huffman are slated to appear in court in April.

Below is the list of all those due in court Monday, according to USA Today .

  • Gordon Ernst, former tennis head coach at Georgetown University
  • Donna Heinel, senior associate athletics director at the University of Southern California
  • Ali Khosroshahin, women's soccer head coach at University of Southern California
  • Donna Heinel, senior associate athletics director at the University of Southern California
  • Jovan Vavic, water polo head coach at University of Southern California
  • Jorge Salcedo, head coach of men's soccer at UCLA
  • William Ferguson, women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University
  • Niki Williams, an assistant teacher at a Houston public high school
  • Martin Fox, president of a private tennis academy in Houston
  • Igor Dvorskiy, director of a private elementary school and high school in Los Angeles
  • Steven Masera, an accountant and financial adviser for Edge College and Career Network
  • Mikaela Sanford, an employee at Edge College and Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation