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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
https://www.theepochtimes.com/felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin-dozens-more-indicted-in-college-scam_2834759.html

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TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with 48 others, were charged in a nationwide bribery scam involving elite American colleges.

Court documents unsealed on March 12 alleged that the individuals were involved in a nationwide conspiracy to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities, including Yale and Stanford.

“Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

50 people have been arrested for bribing their way for college admissions. Among the arrested are Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, and Mossimo Giannulli.

It centers around William Rick Singer, who ran Edge College & Career Network. He pleaded guilty.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 06:39:01 PM »
There's nothing that can justify this kind of behavior; however I see this, in a way, as a monetized form of gaming the system the way some people game the Americans with Disabilities Act to gain advantage.  With the right doctor and the right diagnosis, one can get additional time to take the SAT/ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Bar Exam, Medical  Boards and many other exams. 

The system is rapidly degrading into a contest to see whom can claim the most disadvantaged state to get the most benefits.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 09:28:43 PM »
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 01:33:13 PM »
Sounds like she needs to STFU and go make some sammiches.  :lmao:
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 06:06:33 PM »
Meet The Man Behind The "Largest College Admissions Scam Ever"
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-13/meet-man-behind-largest-college-admissions-scam-ever-0

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A $25 million racketeering and money laundering conspiracy that was at the center of the "largest college admission scam ever" saw its ringleader unmasked thanks to the Wall Street Journal.  The man at the center of the scheme is 58-year-old William Rick Singer. We reported on the scandal at length yesterday.

Singer is called a "self described serial entrepreneur" who appeared to have found his niche in helping young people get into college. He was the founder of the Edge College & Career Network, the institution that helped broker bribes between the uber-wealthy and prestigious colleges. According to the company’s website, his goal was to "help alleviate the anxiety of getting into college" because he “has seen first hand the stress that the college admissions and athletics recruiting process can put on a family."

Following yesterday's charges, Singer pled guilty to racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. He is looking at between 15 and 19 1/2 years in prison for his crimes. During his court appearance, after a federal prosecutor ran through a number of alleged offenses committed by Singer, he confessed, saying: "Your honor, everything that [the prosecutor] said is true."

He also admitted to the judge that he knew he was breaking the law and that he had done "many more" things. He detailed, at length, his entire test taking scheme, saying that he would often claim students had learning disabilities in order to help control testing sites.

There could be more arrests coming.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 06:15:16 PM »
College cheating ringleader says he helped more than 750 families with admissions scheme
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/college-cheating-mastermind-says-he-helped-nearly-800-families-admissions-n982666

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he ringleader behind a $25 million college admission scam that implicated dozens of people, including Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, said he has worked with more than 750 families.

William Rick Singer, who pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Boston federal court to racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges, said in a phone conversation recorded by the FBI that he helps "the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school."

Singer said he facilitated 761 "side doors" to admission.

This just the tip of the iceberg. William Rick Singer says he helped 761 families. Many more could be arrested.

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Some of the parents spent between $200,000 to $6.5 million to ensure their children would get into the schools. Singer said the price depended on what school the parents wanted their kids to get into, according to the court documents unsealed Tuesday.

Some spent as much as $6.5 million to have their children to go to some college.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »
First #MeToo, now this ... Hollyweird arrogance is coming home to roost. Not that they're necessarily the only ones who will face consequences for their arrogance. And unlike DU-grade Progs, I do not care who gets nailed.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 05:51:09 PM »
Tipster Behind College-Admission Scam Revealed; Mickelson Admits He Used Service
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-14/tipster-behind-college-admission-scam-revealed-mickelson-admits-he-used-service

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New details have emerged on how prosecutors helped uncover what is being called the "largest college admissions scam ever". In addition, new celebrity names, including golfer Phil Mickelson, are being added to the list of those who used the service involved in brokering bribes to prestigious universities like Yale and Stanford.

The scam was uncovered due to a tip that was given to the SEC by Morrie Tobin, a Los Angeles financial executive who was being charged for a financial pump and dump scheme at the time. Tobin "was being investigated in a securities fraud case," when he tipped off the government, seeking leniency, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Morrie Tobin blew the whistle on William Rick Singer, which became the college admission scandal. Tobing was being charged for financial pump and dump scheme.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 05:54:20 PM »
Six common themes unite the Jussie Smollett and college admissions scandals
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/six_common_themes_unite_the_jussie_smollett_and_college_admissions_scandals.html

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Hollywood elites are, by definition, in the business of concocting fictional stories.  Is it any surprise that they apply these skill sets beyond screen and stage entertainment, where the fiction is acknowledged, and use them to achieve their objectives in realms affecting their personal and political lives?

Interesting read.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 11:57:02 AM »
Most if not all will buy their way out and nothing will happen to the schools either. :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh:

Another case of dual "justice"
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 09:11:25 AM »
Hallmark has basically unpersoned Loughlin. I guess doing slimey @#$% when you work for a network that cultivates a squeaky-clean image is not a career enhancer.
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Re: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Dozens More Indicted in College Scam
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 09:18:03 AM »
Hallmark has basically unpersoned Loughlin. I guess doing slimey @#$% when you work for a network that cultivates a squeaky-clean image is not a career enhancer.

My wife, who watches Hallmark Channel a lot, had no comment when I just told her about this.
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