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The Lounge>U.S. charges dozens in college admissions fraud scheme
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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Stewie 01:35 PM 03-15-2019
Isn't this just "networking?"


I've always been told that networking is the best way to gain an edge.
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Munson 03:01 PM 03-15-2019
Originally Posted by Fish:
So what happens to her daughter at USC now that this all comes out? Or the others on fake athletic scholarships and stuff?
Both of her daughters have dropped out of USC.
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Rain Man 03:07 PM 03-15-2019
Originally Posted by Munson:
Both of her daughters have dropped out of USC.
Hmm. Maybe they didn't win the starting spots on their team or something.
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Al Bundy 11:49 AM 03-17-2019
I wonder why Abigail Fisher isn't talking about this?
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Stewie 01:09 PM 03-17-2019
Originally Posted by Al Bundy:
I wonder why Abigail Fisher isn't talking about this?

Or Paige Laurie and her shenanigans at USC. She gave back her degree (whatever that means). It didn't stop her from building a mansion in Beverly Hills. I guess these are just hiccups in the scheme of things for people that have wealthy parents.
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BWillie 02:34 PM 03-17-2019
I don't understand why ppl are so appalled? This is surprising to you?
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MahiMike 09:02 PM 03-17-2019
I'm appalled they are so dumb. For $2000 you can just go to the Phillipines and get a fake diploma. Some folks have too much money.
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