College Admissions Cheating Scandal? Here’s the Full List

Federal prosecutors accused dozens of parents of paying millions of dollars in bribes to help their children secure spots at prestigious American universities.

  • Gamal Abdelaziz, a senior executive of a resort and casino operator

  • Gregory and Marcia Abbott. Gregory is the founder and chairman of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry, and the former head of a private-label clothing manufacturer

  • Diane Blake, an executive at a retail merchandising firm, and Todd Blake, entrepreneur and investor

  • Jane Buckingham, chief executive of a boutique marketing company

  • Gordon Caplan, a lawyer and a co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher

  • I-Hsin “Joey” Chen, a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry

  • Amy and Gregory Colburn. Gregory is a physician.

  • Robert Flaxman, chief executive of a Los Angeles-based real estate development firm

  • Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer, and Lori Loughlin, actress

  • Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez. Manuel is the founder, chairman and chief executive of a specialty finance company.

  • Douglas Hodge, former chief executive of Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond fund managers

  • Felicity Huffman, actress

  • Agustin Huneeus, owner of vineyards in Napa, Calif.

  • Bruce and Davina Isackson. Bruce is the president of a real estate development firm.

  • Michelle Janavs, a former executive of a food manufacturer

  • Elisabeth Kimmel, owner of a media company

  • Marjorie Klapper, co-owner of a jewelry business

  • Toby MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company

  • William E. McGlashan Jr., a senior executive at TPG, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms

  • Marci Palatella, chief executive of a liquor distributor

  • Peter Jan “P.J.” Sartorio, a packaged-food entrepreneur

  • Stephen Semprevivo, an executive at an outsourcing company

  • David Sidoo, a businessman in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Devin Sloane, founder and chief executive of a drinking water and wastewater systems business

  • John Wilson, founder and chief executive of a private-equity and real estate development firm

  • Homayoun Zadeh, an associate professor of dentistry at U.S.C.

  • Robert Zangrillo, founder and chief executive of a Miami-based venture capital and real estate firm


Athletic coaches from top colleges were also implicated and accused of accepting millions of dollars to help students gain admission.

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

  • Gordon Ernst, former head coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Georgetown

  • William Ferguson, women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest

  • Donna Heinel, senior associate athletic director at U.S.C.

  • Laura Janke, former assistant coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.

  • Ali Khosroshahin, former head coach of women’s soccer at U.S.C.

  • Rudolph Meredith, former head coach of women’s soccer at Yale

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

  • John Vandemoer, former sailing coach at Stanford

  • Jovan Vavic, former water polo coach at U.S.C.

Teachers, test administrators and private instructors are named as co-conspirators in the federal charging documents.

  • Igor Dvorskiy, 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

  • Niki Williams, 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

  • Mark Riddell, a test proctor accused of tampering with students’ test papers to improve scores, and of secretly taking exams in place of students

  • Martin Fox, president of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston, accused of acting as a middleman for bribe payments

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