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BOSTON – Twelve people accused of crimes in the nation's largest ever college admissions bribe case are set to make their first federal court appearances in Boston Monday.
Twenty-three additional defendants are scheduled to appear in court on Friday in the city, where the explosive nationwide case is being led.
Monday's slate includes six collegiate athletic trainers, an associated college athletics instructor, two ACT / SAT test administrators, and two people who prosecutors say have worked with William "Rick Singer, the alleged major role for fraud and bribery.
It marks the largest collection of defendants in the same court so far in the historical case.
Each defendant faces the reception of conspiracy charges and summary of rejection claims Four are former employees of the University of Southern California, coach of Wake Forest University, Georgetown University and the University of California-Los Angeles are also able to appear.
A poster containing an image of William "Rick" Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, is d is played during a press conference Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Boston, where accusations in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal was announced. (Photo: Steven Senne, AP)
50 people have been accused in the sweeping Federal cases brought on March 12 by the Ministry of Justice. Several have already been brought to court in the federal districts where they were arrested, but the case has now shifted to federal courts here.
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On Friday, an additional 23 defendants, all parents accused of crimes in the case, are scheduled to appear in the Federal Government in Boston. The group was originally set to include the two highest-profile defenders, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, but their court orders are now scheduled for April 3.
Last week a judge gave requests for various legal dates from both women and Loughlin's fashion designer, Mossimo Giannulli. The cited planning conflicts.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $ 500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into Southern California university. They had initially requested a delay until the week of April 15, but this request was denied.
Huffman is accused of paying $ 15,000, which she disguised as a charity donation, so her daughter could participate in the cheating scam of the entrance exam.
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Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli are each shown to the US Courts Judge Page Kelley.
The defendants appearing Monday are each of the accused. Most of the 33 parents accused of paying for cheating or lying in college have been charged with a separate complaint.
Another four defended, including Singer and Mark Riddell, who allegedly took student trials, have been charged individually by information.
Here is where to appear in federal courts Monday. Some are no longer in the positions they had when they allegedly committed the crimes.
- Gordon Ernst former tennis director at Georgetown University
- Donna Heinel senior associate athletics director at the University of Southern California
- Ali Khosroshahin women's football manager at the University of Southern California
- Laura Janke A former assistant coach of women's football at the University of Southern California
- Jovan Vavic water polo head coach at the University of Southern California
- Jorge Salcedo ] head coach of men's football at UCLA
- William Ferguson woman volleyball coach at Wake Forest University
- Niki Williams an assistant teacher at a Houston public high school and a standardized test administrator for the ACT exam and the College Board overseeing the SAT exam
- Martin Fox chairman for a private tennis academy in Houston, who allegedly accepted a bribe to introduce Singer to a tennis coac h at the University of Texas, which Singer then allegedly paid to admit a student as an alleged athletic recruitment
- Igor Dvorskiy director of a private primary and secondary school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for ACT Exam and College Board
- Steven Masera a resident of Folsom, California, and an accountant and financial advisor to Edge College and Career Network and of the Key Worldwide Foundation, nonprofit overseen by Singer
- Mikaela Sanford ] a resident of Sacramento, California, employed by Edge College and the Career Network and Key Worldwide Foundation
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