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Washington DC and The Holy Land>So, the new College "cheating" scandal.....
Randallflagg 11:51 AM 03-12-2019
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among those charged in $25 million nationwide college admissions cheating scam:

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and a slew of chief executives are among 50 wealthy people charged in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, federal officials said Tuesday.

Those indicted in the investigation, dubbed "Varsity Blues," allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud," Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said at a news conference.

"There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy and, I'll add, there will not be a separate criminal justice system either," Lelling said.

Ringleader to plead guilty

According to Lelling, the ringleader of the scam is William Singer, owner of a college counseling service called Key Worldwide Foundation, who accepted bribes totaling $25 million from parents between 2011 and 2018 "to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools."

Singer is expected to plead guilty in a Boston federal court on Tuesday on charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice, Lelling said.

Those charged in the probe include nine coaches at elite schools, two SAT and ACT exam administrators, one exam proctor, a college administrator and 33 parents, including Huffman and Loughlin.

"The parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege," Lelling said. "They include, for example, the CEOs of private and public companies, successful securities and real estate investors, two well-known actresses, a famous fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm."

Also named as defendants in the indictment are Robert Zangrillo, founder and CEO of the private investment firm Dragon Global; Bill Glashan, a businessman and international private equity investor; and Gordon Caplan, a New York attorney.

Fake athletic credentials-

He said in many of the cases, Singer allegedly bribed the coaches, who "agreed to pretend that certain applicants were recruited competitive athletes when, in fact, the applicants were not.
Lelling said the coaches allegedly "knew the students' athletic credentials had been fabricated."

He said Singer allegedly worked with the parents to "fabricate profiles for their kids, including fake athletic credential and honors, or fake participation in elite club teams."

Singer allegedly even had parents stage photos or Photoshopped pictures of their children participating in sports.

Singer also arranged for a student to take the SAT and ACT exams individually with a proctor in Texas or California he had bribed, Lelling said.

In one case highlighted by federal prosecutors, the head womenís soccer coach at Yale University was paid $400,000 to accept a student even though the applicant did not play soccer. The parents of that student had paid Singer $1.2 million.

Other elite schools named in the scam were the University of Texas, UCLA and Wake Forest.

Joe Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Field Office, said 300 special agents fanned out across the country early Tuesday and arrested 38 people. He said seven other suspects were working to surrender to authorities and one is being actively pursued.

USC President Wanda M. Austin addressed the scandal in a letter to the university community.

"The federal government has alleged that USC is a victim in a scheme perpetrated against the university by a long-time Athletics Department employee, one current coach and three former coaching staff, who were allegedly involved in a college admissions scheme and have been charged by the government on multiple charges," Austin wrote.

Austin vowed to take "appropriate employment action" against school employees involved in the scam and will review admissions decisions.

"It is immensely disappointing that individuals would abuse their position at the university in this way," Austin's letter reads. "We will continue to cooperate fully with all law enforcement regulatory investigations."

Wake Forest officials also released a statement saying the North Carolina school's head volleyball coach was one of the defendants indicted.

"The university has retained outside legal counsel to look into this matter," the Wake Forest statement said. "Wake Forest has placed Ferguson on administrative leave."

The nationwide scheme was prosecuted in Boston partly because it was uncovered by FBI agents working on an unrelated case, officials said. Fake test scores were submitted to Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University, officials said, but none of those schools were named in the indictment.

In most cases the students did not know their admission was contingent on a bribe, officials said.

According to the charging papers, Huffman "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 ... to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter."

https://abcnews.go.com/US/hollywood-...ry?id=61627873


:-)

"Academics" in 21st century America.......My God.
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Jim Hammer 06:03 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Hamwallet:
Itís funny. These are all democrats paying money for there privileged kids. Yes. Please. Let government run everything for us. Hahahaha. If you are rich and on the left itís OK!
Have no Republicans ever paid to get their kids to get into college?

There's a reason Trump had Cohen threaten his HS and college to not release his grades.
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Hammock Parties 06:39 AM 03-13-2019
This just proves Hollywood is part of the deep state/globalist network.

It's all connected.
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Hammock Parties 06:46 AM 03-13-2019
Elitist and their elitist associations.

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Loughlin was married to investment banker Michael R. Burns from 1989 to 1996.
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On Thanksgiving 1997, Loughlin eloped with fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, the creator of the Mossimo clothing line, whom she had met in 1995.
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Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer, and Lori Loughlin, actress

$12,800 in total contributions to federal candidates and committees

$2,700 to the Marco Rubio senate campaign (via Mossimo Giannulli)

$5,000 to Romney Victory in 2012 (via Mossimo Giannulli)

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Huffman identifies as pro-choice, and has campaigned for women's rights on behalf of NARAL.
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Felicity Huffman, actress

$10,719.17 in total federal contributions

$1,537.50 of which was to the Kamala Harris Senate campaign committee
MEANWHILE

I’m learning some new ones as we speak. Stay tuned. https://t.co/ftJjYtMUxt

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 12, 2019


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Trolly McTrollson 07:09 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
This just proves Hollywood is part of the deep state/globalist network.

It's all connected.
Wow, elite schools are connected to rich people? Really cracked the case wide open there.
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GloryDayz 09:42 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:

:-)
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GloryDayz 09:43 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Trolly McTrollson:
Wow, elite schools are connected to rich people? Really cracked the case wide open there.
So now you're not outraged over "privilege"? Dude!
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kjwood75nro 09:44 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
Have no Republicans ever paid to get their kids to get into college?



There's a reason Trump had Cohen threaten his HS and college to not release his grades.
It never fails.
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eDave 10:04 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Hamwallet:
Itís funny. These are all democrats paying money for there privileged kids. Yes. Please. Let government run everything for us. Hahahaha. If you are rich and on the left itís OK!
Don Jr.
Don Sr.
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loochy 10:20 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
So now you're not outraged over "privilege"? Dude!
And, to boot, these people are white! How DARE they be white!
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BIG_DADDY 10:38 AM 03-13-2019
Selective outrage. They are so upset that a rich elitists getting in and knocking out a legitimate student at at the same time support affirmative action which is the exact same thing just 10k times worse.
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KC Dan 10:39 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by BIG_DADDY:
Selective outrage. They are so upset that a rich elitists getting in and knocking out a legitimate student at at the same time support affirmative action which is the exact same thing just 10k times worse.
YUP!
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NinerDoug 11:03 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
You mean rich white libshits preach ďequalityĒ but donít believe a word of it? Thatís shocking.
Of the people involved in this scandal, which ones preached equality? Got a link? Since there are only about 50 people involved, no doubt you had someone specific in mind, and a specific statement.
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GloryDayz 11:40 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by loochy:
And, to boot, these people are white! How DARE they be white!
Let Barry at those kids.... He'll snap their necks!
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GloryDayz 11:41 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Of the people involved in this scandal, which ones preached equality? Got a link? Since there are only about 50 people involved, no doubt you had someone specific in mind, and a specific statement.
Keep dancing..


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NinerDoug 11:52 AM 03-13-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
You mean rich white libshits preach ďequalityĒ but donít believe a word of it? Thatís shocking.
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Of the people involved in this scandal, which ones preached equality? Got a link? Since there are only about 50 people involved, no doubt you had someone specific in mind, and a specific statement.
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
Keep dancing..

Thank you for your deep and meaningful contribution to this discussion, GloryDayz. You are a true intellect.
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