For the participants in the college recording scandal fade no words.
BOSTON – Twelve people accused of crimes in the nation's biggest ever college bribery show will be in Boston for the first time on Monday.
23 other defendants are expected to appear on Friday in the city in court, where the nationwide explosives case is headed.
Monday's slate includes six college sports coaches, an associate college athletics director, two ACT / SAT test administrators, and two prosecutors who have worked with William "Rick Singer," the alleged leader of the fraud and bribery plan.
It is the largest gathering of defendants before the same court in the historical case.
Each defendant faces serious conspiracy charges and serious expulsions. Four are former employees of the University of Southern California. Trainers from Wake Forest University, Georgetown University and the University of California-Los Angeles will also be appearing.
A poster featuring a photo of William "Rick" Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, will be shown during a press conference in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, where charges were announced in a massive college bribery scandal. (Photo: Steven Senne, AP)
In total, fifty people were charged in the sweeping lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice on March 12. In the federal districts where they were arrested, several have already gone to court, but the case is now moving to federal court.
Federal prosecutors say that rich and powerful parents of under-qualified students paid Singer "enormous sums" to either cheat someone at ACT or SAT or exploit sports coaches who accepted their children on their teams, even if they did not play the sport
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On Friday, 23 other defendants, all parents accused of crimes, are expected to appear before the federal court in Boston. Originally, the group was to include the two most prominent defendants in the case, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, whose court appointments are now scheduled for April 3.
A judge granted requests for various court data from both women and Loughlin fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli last week. They cited planning conflicts.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $ 500,000 in bribes to bring their daughters to the University of Southern California. They had originally requested a delay until the week of April 15, which was rejected.
Huffman is accused of paying $ 15,000, which she has disguised as a charitable donation so that her daughter can attend the fraudulent entrance exam.
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Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli appear before the judge at US District Court Page Kelley.
The defendants who appeared on Monday are prosecutors. Most of the 33 parents accused of paying for cheating or lying in college were charged with a separate complaint.
Another four defendants, including Singer and Mark Riddell, who allegedly did tests for students, were individually burdened with information.
Who will appear before the Federal Supreme Court on Monday? Some are no longer in positions where they allegedly committed crimes.
- 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 football head coach at the University of Southern California
- Laura Janke, a former assistant coach for 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 for men's football at UCLA
- William Ferguson, Women's volleyball trainer at Wake Forest University
- Niki Williams, an assistant teacher at a public high school in Houston, and a standardized test administrator for the ACT exam and the college board supervising the SAT exam
- Martin FoxPresident of a private tennis academy in Houston, which allegedly accepted a bribe to introduce Singer to a tennis coach at the University of Texas, who was then allegedly paid to allow a student as an alleged recruit for athletes
- Igor Dvorskiy, Director of a private elementary school and high school in Los Angeles and test administrator for the ACT exam and the college board
- Steven Masera, a resident of Folsom, Calif., and an accountant and financial advisor to the Edge College and Career Network and The Key Worldwide Foundation, Singer's non-profit organization
- Mikaela Sanford, a resident of Sacramento, California, is employed by the Edge College and Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation
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