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Oh, this is going to be good. It's about time. RICO stuff

https://www.foxnews.com/us/col...trance-exam-cheating

College these days is worthless anyway. As Alan Dershowitz pointed out, no one in college even gets C grades anymore, if they're graded at all.

Scam, huge scam. Little know-nothings getting a degree for a bribe from mummy and deddy.

Love it. Pull the shit down. Pull all of it down. It stinks from top to bottom.
 
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$500K bribe to get into USC?

Not very ambitious. For that kind of money, I would demand Ivy League.
 
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This thing has everything. Hollywood, business leaders, smug college faculty members, wealthy elitist parents and their snowflake children...

It's a scorcher!


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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin charged. Excellent
 
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Gotta love the irony. As we all know, these are precisely the same folks that want to preach to us that our morals are misplaced.
 
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The elite demonstrating, once again, that all of the totalitarian rules they want to place on the country are only meant for the little people.



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I read the article then rushed over here to see if there was commentary yet.

It has been a really long couple of weeks at work and I'm really tired but while crappy, I guess I'm missing the criminal part.

Plus, rich assholes have been buying admissions in to top schools for their dim children for ever. Stupid, yes but criminal? I guess I'm too tired.

I know that most of these schools accept financial aid from the.gov but other than that aren't they private institutions?


Like I said, I'm tired but I don't get it.
 
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I read the article then rushed over here to see if there was commentary yet.

It has been a really long couple of weeks at work and I'm really tired but while crappy, I guess I'm missing the criminal part.

Plus, rich assholes have been buying admissions in to top schools for their dim children for ever. Stupid, yes but criminal? I guess I'm too tired.

I know that most of these schools accept financial aid from the.gov but other than that aren't they private institutions?


Like I said, I'm tired but I don't get it.


Like the prosecutor said, this goes way beyond simply donating a building to give your child a favorable chance at admission. This involved elaborate cheating on tests, faked photos and videos to exaggerate a kid's athletic abilities (in some cases the kids never even played the sport they were admitted for), financial fraud, money laundering by using charities so that the bribes can be tax deductible...and on and on.


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Originally posted by mark_a:
I read the article then rushed over here to see if there was commentary yet.

It has been a really long couple of weeks at work and I'm really tired but while crappy, I guess I'm missing the criminal part.

Plus, rich assholes have been buying admissions in to top schools for their dim children for ever. Stupid, yes but criminal? I guess I'm too tired.

I know that most of these schools accept financial aid from the.gov but other than that aren't they private institutions?


Like I said, I'm tired but I don't get it.

Let’s see if Rush’s explanation helps. These people funneled “bribe” money through a charitable organization to get their kids into selective universities including USC, UCLA, Stanford, Yale, U Texas. I believe, in the case of Lori Laughlin’s daughters, they were ostensibly accepted into USC to row on the crew team. They were not Div 1 rowers, and apparently as soon as admitted—quit the team.

The IRS is involved because the bribes were funneled through some charity; therefore, they were able to DEDUCT the bribe money from their taxes!

That’s a start. What do you think now?


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money laundering by using charities so that the bribes can be tax deductible...and on and on.


OK, that I can sink my teeth in to. And I see where that makes it federal. Just all the rest of it seems murky.

But, I'm popping a big bag of popcorn and will thoroughly enjoy the show.

Thanks Balzé

edited to add, thanks to TMats as well.
 
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Originally posted by mark_a:
I read the article then rushed over here to see if there was commentary yet.

It has been a really long couple of weeks at work and I'm really tired but while crappy, I guess I'm missing the criminal part.

Plus, rich assholes have been buying admissions in to top schools for their dim children for ever. Stupid, yes but criminal? I guess I'm too tired.

I know that most of these schools accept financial aid from the.gov but other than that aren't they private institutions?


Like I said, I'm tired but I don't get it.


Like the prosecutor said, this goes way beyond simply donating a building to give your child a favorable chance at admission. This involved elaborate cheating on tests, faked photos and videos to exaggerate a kid's athletic abilities (in some cases the kids never even played the sport they were admitted for), financial fraud, money laundering by using charities so that the bribes can be tax deductible...and on and on.


That was what got me. The lengths people we're going to cheat the test. Either their kids are dumb as rocks, or suck at taking tests.




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My first reaction is anger having worked my a$$ off in college to make good grades honestly Mad But hearing of it about these types of folks doesn't surprise me in the least. I am glad that from time to time they get nailed for this stuff though.


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This shit has been going on for a long time. I am glad it is coming to the surface. I am also glad to see the FBI doing their job, as they should. The FBI should not be a partisan organization.
 
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This is just the tip of the iceberg. It will be interesting to see how this sort of thing plays out. The part that is even funnier is that some of these colleges are not exactly difficult admissions.
 
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Unless you are planning to become a Supreme Court Justice at some point, how much do "the best schools" really matter? I guess it might help with networking, but most fields outside of politics don't care about such things.
 
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Unless you are planning to become a Supreme Court Justice at some point, how much do "the best schools" really matter? I guess it might help with networking, but most fields outside of politics don't care about such things.

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It still matters. Professionals school admittance in many cases. Of course with some of these "students" they need someone to take the college courses as well.

My two daughters competed in college level tennis, and such athletic frauds would be quickly determined. I can just imagine how silly some of them would look to the other students. I noticed they did not pick college football as a sport.
 
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Unless you are planning to become a Supreme Court Justice at some point, how much do "the best schools" really matter? I guess it might help with networking, but most fields outside of politics don't care about such things.
90+% of the technical and managerial employees at the large, multinational petrochemical company where I work come from Top 20 engineering programs. If you can't get good grades competing against the nation's top engineering students you aren't likely to succeed in our environment. It's no guarantee they'll succeed, but it's a formula that has worked for many decades.



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Perhaps if the kids worked as hard within the system as they do ( often with their parents knowledge -and- help) to scam and pervert it, they would have achieved legitimate success.



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He would discuss with his clients what SAT or ACT score they desired for their children that were impressive but "not too impressive." He would then instruct Mark Riddell, of Palmetto, Florida, to take the exams for the students, or "replace the students' exam responses with his own." Riddell had been working with Singer since 2011, documents stated.

This Riddell dude probably can score pretty well on the SAT Wink

what do you want your kid's SAT score? 1600? Done.

1400? Riddell, mark a couple of wrong answers Smile
 
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