A real conspiracy: Wealthy Americans conspire with coaches, university & college entrance test administrators to rig admissions into elite universities

A friend, R., admonished and ordered me not to send him any posts on Sandy Hook after I sent him my January 8, 2019 post, “More evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School had moved to Monroe, CT before the shooting massacre,” with documentary evidence from Wolfgang Halbig showing Sandy Hook Elementary School had moved to Chalk Hill Middle School in nearby Monroe, Connecticut, months before the December 14, 2012 mass shooting.

Instead of disputing my post with evidence or reasoning, R. called me an agent of Satan for trafficking in conspiracy theories, which he dismisses because he doesn’t believe in conspiracies and because so many conspiracy theories implicate Jews.

An aside: R., who was adopted as an infant by a childless German immigrant couple, recently learnt from a DNA-testing company that he is part Jewish, never mind the fact that we have good evidence that the results of these commercial DNA ancestry tests are unreliable. (See “DNA ancestry companies fake African ancestry for white people” and “Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test“.) R. actually said in an email before we ceased all communication, that he believes it’s his Jewish ancestry that accounts for why he’s so smart and got a Ph.D., whereas his (adopted) parents never went to college. Curiously, his dumb but hardworking and frugal parents managed to accumulate considerable financial assets from owning and operating a small business.

This post is about a very real conspiracy — by very wealthy Americans conspiring to rig college admissions so that their children get into élite universities, not on their own merits, but via bribes, fake college entrance test scores and fake athleticism. The bribe payments, in tens of thousands and millions of dollars per parent, were funneled into a fake non-profit so that the parents could claim them as charitable donations on their tax returns. All of which means this college admissions scam is also a scam perpetrated on U.S. tax payers.

To top it off, the ring leader of this very real conspiracy, William Singer, is Jewish.

Singer had already pleaded guilty and is helping the FBI gather incriminating evidence against his co-conspirators.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 50 wealthy Americans — including Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged in the largest college cheating “conspiracy” ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Below is the DOJ press release:

Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators.

William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., was charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC (“The Key”) – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity.

Between approximately 2011 and February 2019, Singer allegedly conspired with dozens of parents, athletic coaches, a university athletics administrator, and others, to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities including Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University, among others. Also charged for their involvement in the scheme are 33 parents and 13 coaches and associates of Singer’s businesses, including two SAT and ACT test administrators.

Also charged is John Vandemoer, the head sailing coach at Stanford University, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the former head soccer coach at Yale University, and Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in Bradenton, Fla.

The DOJ press release then describes three groups of conspiracies:

(1) College Entrance Exam Cheating Conspiracy:

  • Singer instructed his clients to ask for extended time for their children on the SAT and ACT college entrance exams, by claiming the children have learning disabilities in order to obtain the required medical documentation.
  • Once the extended time was granted, the parents asked that the location of the exams be changed to one of two test centers: a public high school in Houston, Texas, or a private college preparatory school in West Hollywood, Calif.
  • At those test centers, Singer had established relationships with test administrators Niki Williams and Igor Dvorskiy, respectively, who accepted bribes of as much as $10,000 per test to facilitate the cheating scheme by having a third individual, typically Mark Riddell, to take the exams in place of the students, to give the students the correct answers during the exams, or to correct the students’ answers after they completed the exams.
  • Singer typically paid Ridell $10,000 for each student’s test.
  • The parents paid Singer between $15,000 and $75,000 per test, with the payments structured as purported donations to Singer’s tax-exempt Key Worldwide Foundation charity.

(2) College Recruitment Conspiracy:

  • Parents paid Singer, under the guise of charitable donations to his KWF non-profit, approximately $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to designate their children as purported athletic recruits, thereby facilitating the children’s’ admission to those universities.
  •  Singer directed employees of The Key and the KWF non-profit to create falsified athletic “profiles” for these children — with fake honors, fake elite teams that they purportedly played on, and staged photos of the children engaged in athletic activity, such as using a rowing machine or purportedly playing water polo.
  • The fake athletic profiles were then submitted to the universities in support of the students’ applications.

(3) Tax Fraud Conspiracy:

  • Beginning around 2013, Singer had parents disguise bribe payments as charitable contributions to his tax-exempt non-profit Key Worldwide Foundaton (KWF), thereby enabling the clients to deduct the bribes from their federal income taxes.
  • KWF employee Steven Masera or another employee then mailed letters from the KWF to the parentss expressing thanks for their purported charitable contributions. The letter stated: “Your generosity will allow us to move forward with our plans to provide educational and self-enrichment programs to disadvantaged youth,” and falsely indicated that “no good or services were exchanged” for the donations. The parents then filed personal tax returns that falsely reported the payment to the KWF as charitable donations.

Below are the 50 individuals charged in the college admissions conspiracy:

  1. William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice.  He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
  2. Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
  3. Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;
  4. John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
  5. David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 11, 2019. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.

The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:

  1. Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
  2. Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University;
  3. William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
  4. Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
  5. Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
  6. Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
  7. Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
  8. Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
  9. Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
  10. Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
  11. Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
  12. Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.

The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:

  1. Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin.

The following defendants are some of the parents involved in the conspiracy, who were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

  1. Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
  2. Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
  3. Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
  4. Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
  5. Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
  6. Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
  7. Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
  8. I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
  9. Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
  10. Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
  11. Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
  12. Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
  13. Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
  14. Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
  15. Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
  16. Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress on TV’s Desperate Housewives, and her spouse, actor William H. Macy, made a phony charitable contribution of $15,000 to have someone take the college entrance exam for her eldest daughter;
  17. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
  18. Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
  19. Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
  20. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;
  21. Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
  22. Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
  23. Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress on the Netflix’s comedy Fuller House, and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli of the Mossimo clothing line, paid $500,000 in bribe to have their two daughters recruited to the USC crew team, even though they had not previously participated in crew sports. On March 14, the Hallmark Channel severed ties with Loughlin; on March 16, Netflix decided to drop Loughlin from Fuller House;
  24. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
  25. William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
  26. Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
  27. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
  28. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
  29. Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
  30. John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
  31. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
  32. Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.

If found guilty, here are the sentences for the above 50 defendants, based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors:

  • The charge of racketeering conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater and restitution.
  • The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering.
  • The charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
  • The charge of obstruction of justice provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.
  • The charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud, provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of 250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater.

Separated at birth: Parkland’s David Hogg (l) and Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza (r)

Star Political reports that the admission into Harvard University of David Hogg, a prominent anti-gun activist who became famous as a “survivor” of the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018, is now being questioned because:

  • The average SAT score of Harvard’s own admission statistics is 250 points higher than Hogg’s 1270 SAT score. According to ThoughtCo, although a combined SAT score of roughly 1400 will make you competitive at nearly any U.S. college or university, Harvard Univerisity is more demanding, being an exceptionally selective school with an acceptance rate of just 5% in 2017, the lowest rate among all U.S. universities. A 1400 SAT score is on the lower end of Harvard’s accepted student range.
  • Hogg was rejected by several lower-level universities compared to Harvard, including four University of California campuses where he had submitted applications — UCLA, UCSD, UCSB and UC Irvine.

Hogg being a “survivor” of the Parkland school shooting should also be questioned because, according to his own words, he was at home and got on his bike when he heard about the shooting. See “Parkland anomalies: David Hogg was at home during school shooting; interviewed girl before shooting”.


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I am appalled at such corruption, what is it going to be next?


Thanks for your continued “trafficking”, Dr. Eowyn. This one has a personal bite for me. And may Will rest in peace; he too was right.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu

Wow! Dr Eowyn, you really hit it out of the ballpark with this article. I certainly do hope that ALL of the students who did not make it into Harvard, who had test scores similar to Mr Piglett will enter into a class action suit to take Harvard down! This is just not acceptable. He was never a “victim of the Parkland shooting,” however, he was an opportunist, and remains an opportunist. Actually, he is just an empty suit. There are as we speak, groups of young people who were rejected by some of these prestigious Universities who are now… Read more »

Steven Broiles

Excellent points, Auntie Lulu, but my question is this: How much attention will the lamestream media devote to this story, other than reporting on Huffman and Loghlin? Other than the Hollywood buzz, I would think they’ll bury any results from any trials real deep.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu

Steven . . . You are probably correct . . . so I guess we will have to stay tuned to “alternative” news sources. I think for many, many average Americans, we will be very interested in just how much justice is allotted to the very wealthy and influential people who have been caught up in this scandal.

Joseph BC69
Joseph BC69

Okayama, no problem! Here we have William “the Singer” poised to sing out about his co-conspirators –those he chose to breathe with!– in return for a lesser sentence. As he’d already demonstrated his complete lack of integrity or any sense of honour, in creating false charitable foundations and staging false documentation, to go with false people taking exams for the students who are children of wealthy parents, there was no problem in his masturbations to subvert institutions of higher learning. Oops, I’m sorry, I meant machinations. Jew, Schmew, what’s to worry about as long as someone’s making a buck, it’s… Read more »


Aunt Becky can kiss her career and wholesome image goodbye…

And Hogg’s admission should be questioned. Ain’t no way that puppet qualified for Harvard. No way, no how.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu

DCG . . . Absolutely, you and I knew that the Piglett was not “Harvard material” . . . . now I can only hope that that will be revealed to the entire world!


In other coverage: ROBERT STEELE: “…. This is a crucible moment for our President, who is alone.  The US secret intelligence community is not only worthless, it is unlikely to have the integrity to tell the President….” https://phibetaiota.net/2019/03/breaking-new-zealand-false-flag-by-zionist-israel-with-complete-new-zealand-police-and-freemason-complicity/ https://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/unbelievable-hate-on-israeli-social-media/ “… The shootings at Sandy Hook in Connecticut, Beslan in Russia, Mumbai in India, Utoeya in Norway, Xinjiang in China, Istanbul in Turkey, Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, Liege in Belgium and Toulouse in France, may all be linked…..” https://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/03/new-zealand-mosque-attacks-false-flag.html New Zealand: Dozens Killed in Terrorist Attack March 15th, 2019 I’ve been reading through Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto, The Great Replacement. As I was reading, I kept thinking, “This sounds… Read more »


Your friend exhibits symptoms of terror. People who do that are afraid to acknowledge truth lest they run afoul of their “hero” group. There is nothing “unholy” about believing in conspiracies. There is no sane way to claim that they don’t exist. As to Jews, none of us made it that way. I never intended to find the things I found when I began looking. At this point there is no way to deny the evidence of my own eyes. Christians who are in awe of Jews obviously don’t understand their faith. As to SHES, it takes a special sort… Read more »


I wondered why the name of one of the private schools, which is also an SAT/ACT test center, was concealed. It couldn’t be the following, could it? “Director of the West Hollywood College Preparatory School (WHCPS), Igor Dvorskiy . . . .WHCPS, which is located in a series of buildings at Hollywood Temple Beth El, currently employs Dvorskiy. Dvorskiy spent the last seven years as director for the school.” In reality, the timing of this scandal is suspicious, like it’s a red herring concealing the far greater scandal of the outrageously disproportionate preferment of Jewish students at elite schools that goes back 75 years… Read more »


There are at least several, and probably many of those charged, who are jewish. Some may operate as cryptos and-or conversos, or related by marriage. I suspect that these below may be jews [I know the name can be] but haven’t tried to check. “”Son defends parents [Gregory and Marcia Abbott] caught in college admissions scandal while smoking blunt” “Their “rapper” son, Malcolm, popped out of the family’s Fifth Avenue building to smoke a giant blunt — while defending his parents and bragging about his latest CD. “They’re blowing this whole thing out of proportion,” said Malcolm Abbott outside the… Read more »


I thought this article explicitly stated that he was a jew, but it’s not showing in the article. I’m almost positive that he would be. Note the name is similar to that of Kaplan.

“Top NYC lawyer [Gordon Caplan] put on leave over college admissions scam arrest”

“Which families are considered families of Cohanim?”


Steven Broiles

What we have here is TRICKLE DOWN CORRUPTION: Parents who want the best for their children who will cheat in any way they can. The children defend their parents, the bribery is not considered to be bribery, the people at the top of the chain get paid, and it’s business as usual. About a year or two ago I heard of a number of people up in Newtown, CT who somehow got FREE HOUSES and that this was related to Sandy Hook. (I believe I remember you posted at least one story on this particular line of the Sandy Hook… Read more »

Steven Broiles

P.S.: Your former friend “R” is also corrupt, Dr. Eowyn: He wants to “Lord it over you” intellectually, but he can’t, so he “cut bait.” And if he’s “so proud” to be of a certain lineage, first, we all know that it is God who speaks forth the soul into the fertilized egg; It is nothing but a deliberate action of His that we can take no credit for. (Dr. Makow has shown the compelling evidence that many Ashkenazi Jews are primarily and predominantly of Turkish and NOT semitic origin.) Second, “23 and Me” is another CORRUPT ENTITY: They will… Read more »

Taxing Discussions
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Friend always would bring that up “Corporations pay no taxes”. In response I asked him if he was mad also that his electric company “paid no taxes”? He was not sure at first then said “of course” corporations should not get any special treatment. I said “Ok then you are happy to see your electric bill go up 20%”. He said no but……and a lot of drivel followed that. I said “Another thing you might consider, tax incentives given to your electric company mean they have more money to invest in making sure the system is solid and reliable, they… Read more »


What is not being said, is that many of those “slots” for admissions are taken up by Cultural Marxist Orwellian “Affirmative Action” (much like SA & Rhodesia) & “Diversity” which means non-Whites. So the admissions for Whites shrinks, and these liberal phony millionaires who support these Cultural Marxist programs outwardly, than use their wealth to work the (K) system. Democrat Senator Jim Webb has said that these Affirmative Action programs discriminate against white people and should be abolished. Asians have also been putting forth lawsuits, as lower IQ races (or Sp) having been put before Asians (and Whites) people with… Read more »


Earlier this week, Rush said that this scandal is a result of the fact that the Ivy League schools are the training ground for future gov’t workers, future swamp dwellers. The vast majority of gov’t workers get trained at these schools, so if one wants to ‘be somebody’ in the sphere of gov’t, then they have to attend an Ivy League school. Parents know this (especially Ruling Class parents), so they do what they have to do to give their kids a leg up and give them a good future.


Could explain how Ocasio-Cortez got into Boston U as such an airhead…