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Lori Laughlin & Felicity Huffman BUSTED!

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You're getting the Full House - Prison Break crossover you didn't know you wanted.
 

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TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of people charged with paying bribes to get their kids into top universities in a widespread college admissions scam, according to reports Tuesday.

More than 40 people have been indicted in the scheme that allegedly involved students gaining entrance to schools including Georgetown, Stanford, Wake Forest University, UCLA and Yale as recruited athletes — regardless of their athletic ability.

Federal prosecutors in Boston say parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe the coaches and administrators in order to help their kids get accepted.

The California man is accused of steering that money to either an SAT and ACT administrator to help the students get admitted.

 

 

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Jesse and the Rippers did a song about this a long time ago

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https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1105492355510083592

Indictment against wealthy parents buying their kids into selective college is stunning. Some kids didn't know about their parents efforts. But Lori Loughlin's kids did. They pretended to row crew - even posed on ERG machines - to get into USC. They are both Instagram stars.

 

After receiving provisional admission based on pretended to row crew, Loughlin's daughter couldn't figure out how to fill out the actual application, so they had the fraudster fill one out for her. The scope of laziness and entitlement here is something

 

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3 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

That's illegal? I thought it was SOP. 

:goodposting:

And if it is illegal, it kinda feels like it shouldn't be -- especially if the bribes involve private schools.

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3 minutes ago, LAUNCH said:

https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1105492355510083592

Indictment against wealthy parents buying their kids into selective college is stunning. Some kids didn't know about their parents efforts. But Lori Loughlin's kids did. They pretended to row crew - even posed on ERG machines - to get into USC. They are both Instagram stars.

 

After receiving provisional admission based on pretended to row crew, Loughlin's daughter couldn't figure out how to fill out the actual application, so they had the fraudster fill one out for her. The scope of laziness and entitlement here is something

 

:lmao:

Isn't that what USC is? The place rich LA people send their kids who can't get in elsewhere?

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6 minutes ago, Apple Jack said:

Isn't that what USC is? The place rich LA people send their kids who can't get in elsewhere?

One of the schools I saw listed was San Diego State! WTF????

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17 minutes ago, Apple Jack said:

Isn't that what USC is? The place rich LA people send their kids who can't get in elsewhere?

That’s my kids top choice. Definitely used to have that reputation back when I was applying to college, but not so much these days. Very competitive admissions (unless you’re a rich participant in a bribery scheme that is).

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36 minutes ago, LAUNCH said:

Some kids didn't know about their parents efforts. But Lori Loughlin's kids did. They pretended to row crew - even posed on ERG machines - to get into USC. They are both Instagram stars.

Sure they are.

If accurate, all those busted deserve what they get.

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I didnt think USC was that special. They approved me for graduate school afterall.

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9 minutes ago, STBootleg said:

RAD

I'm guessing I'll be the only one to get this.  Bravo.

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No "desperate housewife" joke yet?

You guys are slipping.

 

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5 minutes ago, ShamrockPride said:

Becky was a news anchor. Probably was quite familiar with some good ole payola.

And Dana Whitaker was a producer.

Man, this is going to get really uncomfortable if Gordon winds up being the prosecutor assigned by the U.S. Attorney's office.

 

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This story is chock full of goodness. Just comedy and schadenfreude everywhere you look. 

Here the feds take a gratuitous shot at the University of San Diego.

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This seems thread worthy.

More details coming out, but Lori Laughlin, Felicity Huffman, and the 3rd highest ranking member of the USC athletic department are involved. The last of which allegedly received $1.3 million in bribes.

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/College-Entrance-Exam-Cheating-Scandal-Indictment-FBI-US-Attorney-Boston-507030761.html

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Lori Loughlin is said to agreed to $500,000 in bribes for them to get into USC?  That seems like an awful lot for someone with an estimated net worth of $8 million.  And honestly, who cares where they go, they have their lives already secure.

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So...… yeah....

I just need to know if the tip I gave the tour guide in Gainesville was too big or too small.  kthanks.

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38 minutes ago, matttyl said:

They faked learning disabilities to get more time to complete the SAT and ACT exams? 

That was Zach Morris.

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6 minutes ago, belljr said:

Sigh... Thorton Mellon did this the right way

I love that Rodney Dangerfield has been a part of two different fictional comedy schemes to get admitted to a prestigious university through bribes. Once as Thornton Mellon and once as Larry, Mr. Burns' long-lost son.

Too bad he's dead, the news networks could've had him on as an expert.

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why isn't Aunt Becky tweeting that this is all a WITCH HUNT?  NO BRIBERY!!  This was all set up as a back up plan by the cast of Dear John to explain why they were cancelled and Full House went on to huge success!!  Angry Judd Hirsch will stop at nothing!!  sad!

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1 hour ago, matttyl said:

They faked learning disabilities to get more time to complete the SAT and ACT exams? 

That's not uncommon.  Parents and kids are willing to do anything now to get into their #1 college choice.  

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Payments run through a 501(c)(3) charity. How despicable. If any of these parents actually sought charitable deductions for their bribes, the feds need to tack on another year or two. 

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1 hour ago, nirad3 said:
1 hour ago, STBootleg said:

RAD

I'm guessing I'll be the only one to get this.  Bravo.

You over-rotated.

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1 hour ago, Apple Jack said:

Isn't that what USC is? The place rich LA people send their kids who can't get in elsewhere?

i thought it was to join Fruit Town Piru?

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1 hour ago, Cold Dead Hands said:

So they paid to have their kids go to college. The horror!

apparently you're not thinking of how much money they cheated the student loan provider out of, guy. HOW WILL THOSE PEOPLE EAT????

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You have to believe this is the tip of the iceberg. There have to be many many more of these so called “ fixers” who are getting kids into schools they have no business attending. 

I bet this is just the start 

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30 minutes ago, bigbottom said:

Payments run through a 501(c)(3) charity. How despicable. If any of these parents actually sought charitable deductions for their bribes, the feds need to tack on another year or two. 

Apparently, that's one of the ways they were caught and it is increasing the charges. Not only were they making donations in upward of $400K to the sham charity, but the main guy had his employee's sending them letters saying "no goods or services were exchanged for the donation" and then they went ahead and deducted it from their income tax. That's why the IRS version of the Feds are involved b/c thats tax fraud. 

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9 minutes ago, glvsav37 said:

Apparently, that's one of the ways they were caught and it is increasing the charges. Not only were they making donations in upward of $400K to the sham charity, but the main guy had his employee's sending them letters saying "no goods or services were exchanged for the donation" and then they went ahead and deducted it from their income tax. That's why the IRS version of the Feds are involved b/c thats tax fraud. 

400k each?  That seems like a hell of a lot to pay for this service.  

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