Twelve Defendants in College Admissions Scandal Arraigned in Boston Federal Court

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 3/26/2019 | Mike LaChance
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Legal proceedings have begun for the college admissions scandal that shocked the nation and rocked the world of higher education in recent weeks. Twelve people, including coaches, were arraigned in a Boston federal court on Monday.

Sophie Reardon and Perry Russom report at New England Cable News:

Dozen - Coaches - Test - Administrators - Others

A dozen athletic coaches, test administrators and others pleaded not guilty to participating in a nationwide college admissions scam.

The defendants arrested in the Operation Varsity Blues investigation were arraigned Monday on a charge of racketeering conspiracy in Boston’s federal court.

Moakley - Federal - Courthouse - Epicenter - Scandal

The Moakley Federal Courthouse has been the epicenter of the scandal, and Monday marked the largest gathering of defendants at the court at the same time in the historic case.

All 12 defendants entered a not guilty plea.

Georgetown - Tennis - Coach - Gordon - Ernst

They include former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst, former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo and Wake Forest women’s volleyball coach Bill Ferguson.

Other defendents were Igor Dvorskiy, director of West Hollywood Prepatory School; Martin Fox, president of Private Tennis Academy & Camp in Houston; Donna Heinel, senior associate athletic director at USC; Laura Janke, former assistant coach of women’s soccer at USC; Ali Khosroshahin, former head coach of women’s soccer at USC; Steven Masera, accountant and financial officer for Edge College and Career Network and Key Worldwide Foundation; Mikaela Sanford, employee at Edge College and Career Network and Key Worldwide Foundation; Jovan Vavic, former water polo coach At USC; and Niki Williams, test administrator for the College Board and ACT.

Joey - Garrison - USA - Today

Joey Garrison of USA Today has more:

The 12 defendants were arraigned Monday before Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley as they made their first appearance in a federal court in Boston, where the nationwide case is being tried by the Justice Department.

Defendants - Attorneys - Rights

One by one, the defendants and their attorneys stood up and were told their rights,...
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