Who got charged in the college admissions cheating scandal

Federal prosecutors charged 50 people Tuesday in a sweeping college admissions cheating and bribery scheme. The defendants include Hollywood actresses, Bay Area parents, CEOs, a Stanford coach, a Napa Valley winemaker, a Miami real estate developer and others.

The primary target, William Rick Singer, was indicted on multiple counts of money laundering, racketeering, fraud and obstruction of justice, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. Wealthy parents paid Singer to bribe coaches, fake admissions documents, such as athletic achievements, and help their children cheat on their SAT and ACT exams, prosecutors said.

Here is the full list of defendants, some of whom have been fired from their jobs since the investigation became public:

• William Rick Singer: CEO and founder of the Edge College and Career Network and Key Worldwide Foundation

Charges: racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and obstruction of justice

• Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith: head women’s soccer coach at Yale University from 1995 to 2018

Charges: conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud and honest services wire fraud

• Mark Riddell: Florida resident accused of secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students or helping them cheat

Charges: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering

• John Vandemoer: head sailing coach at Stanford University

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Igor Dvorskiy: director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and test administrator for the SAT and ACT

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Gordon Ernst: head tennis coach at Georgetown University until January 2018

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• William Ferguson: women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Martin Fox: president of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Donna Heinel: senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Laura Janke: assistant women’s soccer coach at USC

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Ali Khosroshahin: head women’s soccer coach at USC

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Steven Masera: accountant and financial officer of Edge College and Career Network and Key Worldwide Foundation

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Jorge Salcedo: head men’s soccer coach at UCLA

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Mikaela Sanford: employee of Edge College and Career Network and Key Worldwide Foundation

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• David Sidoo: Vancouver, Canada businessman with two sons

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud

• Jovan Vavic: water polo coach at USC

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Lisa “Niki” Williams: test administrator for the SAT and ACT in Houston

Charge: conspiracy to commit racketeering

• Gregory Abbott: founder and chairman of a packaging company in the food and beverage industry and former chairman and CEO of a private-label clothing manufacturer

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Marcia Abbott: New York resident

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Gamal Abdelaziz: former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Diane Blake: Ross executive at a retail merchandising firm

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Todd Blake: Ross entrepreneur and investor

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Jane Buckingham: CEO of a boutique marketing company based in Los Angeles

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Gordon Caplan: attorney and the co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

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

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• I-hsin “Joey” Chen: operator of a warehousing and related services provider for the shipping industry

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Amy Colburn: Palo Alto resident

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Gregory Colburn: Palo Alto physician

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Robert Flaxman: president and CEO of a Los Angeles real estate development firm

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Mossimo Giannulli: fashion designer

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Elizabeth Henriquez: Atherton resident

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Manuel Henriquez: CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company in Palo Alto

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Douglas Hodge: former CEO of a large investment management company in Newport Beach

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Felicity Huffman: actress known for her role on the television show Desperate Housewives

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Agustin Huneeus Jr.: the son of renown Napa vintner Agustin Huneeus, whose family controls a global wine empire

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Bruce Isackson: Hillsborough resident and president of real estate development firm in Woodside

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Davina Isackson: Hillsborough resident

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Michelle Janavs: resident of Newport Coast and former executive at a large food manufacturer formerly owned by her family

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Elisabeth Kimmel: Las Vegas owner and president of a media company

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Marjorie Klapper: Menlo Park resident and co-owner of a jewelry business

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Lori Loughlin: actress known for her roles on the television shows Full House and 90210

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Toby MacFarlane: resident of Del Mar and senior executive at a title insurance company

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• William McGlashan: Mill Valley resident and senior executive at a global private equity firm

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Marci Palatella: Hillsborough resident and CEO of a liquor distribution company in Burlingame

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Peter Jan Sartorio: Menlo Park resident and packaged food entrepreneur

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Stephen Semprevivo: executive at an Agoura Hills sales firm

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Devin Sloane: founder and CEO a Los Angeles drinking water and wastewater systems company

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• John Wilson: Massachusetts resident and CEO of a private equity and real estate development firm

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Homayoun Zadeh: associate professor of dentistry at USC

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

• Robert Zangrillo: founder and CEO of a Miami venture capital and real estate investment firm

Charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud

Chronicle staff writer Evan Sernoffsky contributed to this report.

Kimberly Veklerov is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: kveklerov@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @kveklerov

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