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Stinger 09:19 AM 03-12-2019

At least 40 people, including two Hollywood actresses, have been indicted by the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Boston in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal, NBC News reported, citing court documents.

The documents, which were unsealed Tuesday morning, allege that the accused aimed to facilitate students getting into high-profile D-1 schools, including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, Yale, University of Texas, University of San Diego, University of Southern California and Wake Forest as recruited athletes regardless of their athletic ability.

Some of those who were indicted included college coaches but there's no indication the schools were involved, according to NBC News.

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among the two of more than 40 charged in connection with the scheme, according to court documents.

One of the unsealed court documents included indictments against former Yale University women's soccer coach Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, who has been charged with two counts of wire fraud.

Prosecutors allege that Meredith conspired with William Rick Singer, the owner of Edge College & Career Network, which was also known as "The Key," to take bribes from the parents of college hopefuls.

In one case, Meredith and Singer worked together to have a Yale applicant, whom did not have a background in competitive soccer, to have an athletic "profiles" that allegedly described her as a "co-captain of a prominent club soccer team in southern California."

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local...507030761.html
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loochy 09:23 AM 03-12-2019
lol
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Lzen 09:38 AM 03-12-2019
Originally Posted by :
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin
Who?
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alpha_omega 09:39 AM 03-12-2019
Ha....from Full House to the Big House.
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loochy 09:40 AM 03-12-2019
Originally Posted by Lzen:
Who?
Some actress lady and Aunt Becky from Full House
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FringeNC 09:46 AM 03-12-2019
Does the FBI even do anything useful anymore? Something like this -- if we had a functional media, they investigate, break the story, and this scheme is over. It's such overkill to use the Feds on stupid stuff like this. If there's no real crime for them to investigate, get rid of them.
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Lzen 09:47 AM 03-12-2019
Originally Posted by loochy:
Some actress lady and Aunt Becky from Full House
Ah, Lori Laughlin was uncle Jesse's squeeze. So basically, a couple of low-level actresses.
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T-post Tom 09:59 AM 03-12-2019
Well done FBI.
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TwistedChief 10:02 AM 03-12-2019
Originally Posted by Lzen:
Ah, Lori Laughlin was uncle Jesse's squeeze. So basically, a couple of low-level actresses.
Felicity Huffman is married to William H Macy.
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threebag02 10:04 AM 03-12-2019
I love the lack of pics ALL the time.
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threebag02 10:05 AM 03-12-2019

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suzzer99 10:08 AM 03-12-2019

This quote is actually illuminating. "Why didnt the rich people just exert their influence the socially acceptable way?" https://t.co/XYGuW41qa4

— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) March 12, 2019



Seriously - supposedly some of these parents payed up to $6M. If you donate $6M doesn't that automatically get your kid in anywhere? Or do you have to be connected as well?

(Not expecting anyone on this forum to actually know the answer to that :-))
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suzzer99 10:08 AM 03-12-2019
Originally Posted by FringeNC:
Does the FBI even do anything useful anymore? Something like this -- if we had a functional media, they investigate, break the story, and this scheme is over. It's such overkill to use the Feds on stupid stuff like this. If there's no real crime for them to investigate, get rid of them.
Originally Posted by threebag02:
This duo covers like half the movies on Lifetime and Hallmark.

Also I had a huge crush on Lori Loughlin back when she did New Kids, Secret Admirer, Rad.
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displacedinMN 10:09 AM 03-12-2019
Lori Laughlin. Oh yeah.
And stars in a hallmark tv series.

Again, ashamed that I know that.
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Discuss Thrower 10:18 AM 03-12-2019
Originally Posted by suzzer99:



Seriously - supposedly some of these parents payed up to $6M. If you donate $6M doesn't that automatically get your kid in anywhere? Or do you have to be connected as well?

(Not expecting anyone on this forum to actually know the answer to that :-))
Don't understand how you can't come to agreement as someone offering the equivalent to the funds necessary to send 27 people to Yale for four years each to just say, "Listen. My kid's a dipshit. Let them in and we'll donate $1MM extra to fund a scholarship. We cool?"
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