Actresses Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin among charged in $25M college scam

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  1. Covert Rain

    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    In what amounts to a duh in terms of the rich and privileged greasing wheels to get their kids into elite schools...these two actresses were caught participating allegedly to get their kids in.

    This is not a shocker by any stretch. I think just about everyone knew since..forever this takes place. We have a President who benefited to get into Wharton.

    Is this really that big of a deal? I mean, this really is just confirmation of what we all knew already right?

    P.S. It appears that the kids had no idea their parents were doing this.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html
     
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    This is a big deal here -- Lori Loughlin is a major star for our network.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Do you really think she is going to get more than a slap? I mean, unless they were running the fraud ring I doubt there is any real legal jeopardy after their high priced attorneys get into this.

    I guess the bigger question is what the networks will think? Yes, she tried to buy her kid into the best education. The question is how will that play out in terms of all the types of crimes high profile elites commit?

    Is this bigger than doing drugs? Driving with a DUI? I say no but I am not the network.
     
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    We're in a very specific niche. Hallmark Channel is very family-oriented, and anything involving arrested actors, regardless of what they are arrested for, can be a big deal. And the fact that she is a big part of our biggest show is huge deal.
     
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    Not exactly.

    She donated money to a fake charity that was used by the fake charity to buy entrance to an elite school. Then she deducted the "charitable contribution" from he income tax.
     
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    Yes it is bigger.

    "This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud," Lelling said. "There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy, and I'll add that there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."
    He added, "For every student admitted through fraud, an honest genuinely talented student was rejected."
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    What I am saying this isn't new stuff. This has been happening forever. Elite's have been buying their way into these institutions using bribes, "donations" to these schools etc. for decades. We all knew it. I think what makes this bigger than it is will be today's social media and media coverage.

    I am NOT defending the practice or the ramifications. Just pointing out that this is not new territory. The fact that a couple celebrities and probably some well known 1% type folks will be named is why this is a "big deal".

    I can see from what Chap says why it would impact her work there because of the work she does on family oriented shows. Makes sense that she probably jeopardized her future on any further involvement there.

    Does this mean major crackdown at elite Universities entrance practices? To me that is probably the bigger deal here.
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/actresses...ting-scam-142252158--abc-news-topstories.html
     
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    is this really a politics issue?
     
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    Well, murder has been around since the dawn of time too so I'm not sure why this crime not being "new territory" makes it a lesser thing. But I do agree that if this actually leads to an overhaul of University entrance practices then it becomes a bigger deal.
     
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    I think so. If fact I was wondering why the other thread was in the Entertainment forum. The story really isn't about actresses.
     
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    For every elite snowflake who's parents cheat their way in, a deserving child is denied the opportunity.
     
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    No wonder UCLA sucks at football and basketball now, they've been accepting fake athletic transcripts (-:

    "well he looked really good in the video his family sent us but I have to admit I thought his body looked an awful lot like Michael Jordan, and I was confused that he made that shot against a guy who looked exactly like Craig Ehlo." then UCLA coach Steve Alford.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Because socially, in the grand scheme of things l, the elite greasing the wheel has been a societal norm. Murder never has been.

    Not making the argument it should be. I don’t think it’s fair to kids who work their butts off.
     

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