Gordon Ernst, Donna Heinel, Laura Janke, Ali Khosroshahin, Mikaela Sanford, Steven Masera, Martin Fox, Igor Dvorskiy, Lisa "Niki" Williams, William Ferguson, Jorge Salcedo and Jovan Vavic were not guilty during their attacks  Ernst, Khosroshahin, Janke, Vavic, Salcedo and Ferguson were college coaches. Heinel was Senior Associate Athletic Director at USC. Williams and Dvorskiy were standardized test administrators. Masera and Sanford were employees of the Key Worldwide Foundation, the company that was at the center of the alleged fraud. Fox was the president of a private tennis academy and a camp in Houston.
The court hearing took place two weeks after prosecutors filed charges against 50 individuals accused of the biggest fraud ever committed in the United States for fraud at a college.
Prosecutors said the defendants had conducted a trial to defraud standardized tests and / or bribe college coaches, who then helped prospective students to enter a university by falsely claiming that the students were athletic recruits.
A total of 33 wealthy parents were charged with conspiracy, postal fraud and honest service mail fraud because of their role in the after court documents. Many of these defendants are expected to appear in Boston over the next two weeks. Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are expected to appear in court on April 3.