Operation Varsity Blues – Massive College Admissions Bribery Scheme and Conspiracy – 50 People Arrested in Sweep….

Many wealthy people were arrested today for participating in a massive bribery scheme to gain college admission for their families. The Justice Department charged 50 people (Press Release Here) including two TV stars with being part of a long-running bribery scheme to get privileged children into big-name colleges and universities.

BOSTON DOJ – 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 this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators.

William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., was charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC (“The Key”) – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity.

Between approximately 2011 and February 2019, Singer allegedly conspired with dozens of parents, athletic coaches, a university athletics administrator, and others, to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities including Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University, among others. Also charged for their involvement in the scheme are 33 parents and 13 coaches and associates of Singer’s businesses, including two SAT and ACT test administrators.

Also charged is John Vandemoer, the head sailing coach at Stanford University, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the former head soccer coach at Yale University, and Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in Bradenton, Fla.

The conspiracy involved 1) bribing SAT and ACT exam administrators to allow a test taker, typically Riddell, to secretly take college entrance exams in place of students or to correct the students’ answers after they had taken the exam; 2) bribing university athletic coaches and administrators—including coaches at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, and the University of Texas—to facilitate the admission of students to elite universities under the guise of being recruited as athletes; and (3) using the façade of Singer’s charitable organization to conceal the nature and source of the bribes.  (read more)

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612 Responses to Operation Varsity Blues – Massive College Admissions Bribery Scheme and Conspiracy – 50 People Arrested in Sweep….

  1. CopperTop says:

    Someone asked on prior page. “Why are the students using a scholarship for a sport in which they never competed?”

    A: You can enter on a lower GPA with an athletic scholarship.

    Translation: The academic dept denied them. That dept has no oversight to find out about athletic admission of someone they denied. Stage things for corruption (aka Mueller FBI ‘everyone must go to DC if they want a leadership title for a while)…you get corruption.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      I wonder out of the many implicated, how many are wealthy Chinese Nationals?

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    • William Murphy says:

      Democratic Donors Charged in College Admissions Scam

      Of the 50 people charged in the college scandal, the Washington Free Beacon found only one gave consistently to Republican candidates.

      Mossimo G. Giannulli, founder of the clothing company Mossimo, Inc., is married to actress Lori Loughlin. He and his wife gave over $500,000 to secure admission to USC for his two daughters via the crew team. Neither daughter rows.
      He supported Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) in 2016, and Romney and John Boehner before that. He has also donated to Democrats.

      ———(Felicity) Huffman

      “when not acting, is a generous donor to Democratic candidates. Huffman has donated thousands of dollars since 2016 to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), according to the Federal Election Commission’s site. Prior to that, she donated frequently to President Barack Obama’s election efforts.
      *******************************
      —-Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Connecticut, co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher –

      “..gave the maximum allowable donation to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He donated an additional $25,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund and $22,300 to the Democratic National Committee in 2016, months before Clinton lost to Donald Trump. Caplan began giving to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) in 2005.
      ********************************
      ——–Robert Flaxman owner of Crown Realty and Development

      “..donated to Clinton’s campaign and gave thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party in states including Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
      *****************************************
      —-Agustin Huneeus is a winemaker in California.

      During the 2016 cycle, Huneeus gave $33,400 to Clinton’s super PAC. He’s given over $150,000 the DNC and DCCC, $60,000 the Nancy Pelosi Victory Fund, $10,000 to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.)
      *********************
      ———Jane Buckingham is the founder and president of Trendera, a boutique marketing firm

      She gave $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund and $30,800 to the DNC in 2012. She gave more than $22,000 to support Gillibrand’s races.

      https://freebeacon.com/politics/democratic-donors-charged-in-college-admissions-scam/

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    • Lady Sid says:

      For the most part the athletic “slots” involved in these admissions shenanigans had nothing to do with receiving scholarship money from the schools. Of course these families were not interested in financial aid for their kiddos, ‘cuz it’s not the money, IT’S THE MONEY! They merely want to have them be admitted as students. The academic backgrounds of the kids so admitted were not the best, so Singer figured out how to “tweak” the SAT/ACT scores for each one of these “students” individually to improve their scores well enough to be considered for admission as “Student Athletes,” not as Valedictorians, which of course their high schools would have spotted immediately. Still. I think the high schools may have wondered about these losers’ acceptances at top schools, but kept quiet b/c the admissions of more kids to Yale etc. made their schools seem more attractive and “worth it.” Some of these private day schools are running $35,000+. So everyone’s tainted by this fraud which stinks to high heaven.

      Many of the colleges named, esp the Ivy League schools, do NOT offer Athletic Scholarships the way that big public universities do, but. . . the sports coaches have openings they can fill with some sailing/volleyball superstar whose h.s. grades would not get him in otherwise. Lots of “grlz” (girls) seem to be the ones being pushed here. All I can say is that it must be hell to go to school with kids whose parents are like this.

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  2. This story will be “goned” by the 5 entities that own the “news” in a week. Just like many other stories linked to the powerful people in Hollywood and academia that molest and kill children, steal, lie, misreport stories on anything good & true, and are trying to kill our country.

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    • climate religion atheist says:

      nope this story will not be goned – there are thousands more of these scenarios nationwide – do you think with the rampant corruption in IL that there are no cases of this in the IL school system – what about liberal University of Wisconsin, Michigan State, UofM, Ohio State, Notre Dame, University of Minnesota? C’mon Man!! I am sure that this is just the very beginning of a huge scandal.

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      • See you here in a week

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      • Not one of the colleges so far involved is in IL. You’ve also named mainly state colleges. These are mostly private schools in these cases. More open to bribery.

        It’s not about liberal vs. conservative. It’s about buying favor into private clubs. Exclusivity.

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      • Mr. G says:

        Yup-tip of the iceberg. This might explain some of the managers I worked for that were absolutely clueless-

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        • Mr.G says:

          And this is why when people would say, “oh, he/she’s got a master’s in (fill in the blank)”, I’d say “so what” they’re dumb as a box of rocks…in fact the reason they’re so dumb is BECAUSE they stayed in advanced indoctrination school so long.”

          OK I’m done-

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      • Lady Sid says:

        Our son finished college at one of the big schools you listed above after 4 yrs as an enlisted US Marine. He graduated magna cum laude in an excellent program there. What he noticed was a large contingent of Asians (the Chinese at the time, 20 yrs ago) doing some sketchy things academically, really gaming the situation. IMO why don’t they start their own damn universities and quit complaining about discrimination and all the other nonsense that we have to listen to and feel bad about?

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        • not2worryluv says:

          Also Gaming the Visa process to get into USA universities.
          Get in, get married, have an anchor baby.
          Become a driver or techie for a DEM and weave any web you want to benefit the Chinese Government.

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  3. Linus in W.PA. says:

    The time tested way to do this was for the parent to make a large endowment to the given school, or fund a building. Then, your kid would get into school.

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  4. SoCal Patriot says:

    This hits close to home. My son graduated from USC recently and my daughter attends now. They know some of the kids involved. The children appear to have not known what their parents were up to. People can argue about whether they were aware, but I am guessing many of the kids were unaware.

    The thing that ticks me off is that other kids were deprived of the opportunity to attend top schools. It is such BS.

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    • jessetmims says:

      @ SoCal Patriot… Re “The thing that ticks me off is that other kids were deprived of the opportunity to attend top schools. It is such BS.”

      I agree 100%; and, so is Affirmative Action, for the same reason…

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    • bayoukiki says:

      Exactly. Deserving kids who worked hard were denied

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      • truthseeker39525 says:

        … as in the case of a fake ‘Native American’ blonde Presidential candidate on the ‘Rat side.

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      • Fixin2 says:

        Kinda like our immigration problem…the Dems have “pay to play” down to an Art! Political office, immigration, voting rights, college entrance…🙄

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    • andre says:

      Try Harvard. I read where approximately one third of the class are legacy students, one third are disadvantaged minorities and one third actually have the brainpower. In that mix, Asian students are discriminated against because they get higher scores, but lower “social” skills.

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      • SSI01 says:

        Social skills are important at Harvard or any other Ivy League school because those social connections will help you advance in the business world – not your abilities, or your intellect, but who you know.

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      • mutantbeast says:

        Harvard has an endowment measured today in the billions. Frankly, not one kid should pay to go to that center of brainwashing, since if Harvard was what they claimed to be, then kids shouldnt be paying, the school should be using the endowment $ meant for scholarships on them.

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      The kids did not know that they did not take the SAT or that they have never done Crew Or nay of the other sports for which they received at scholarship? I find that excuse very hard to believe.

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      • SoCal Patriot says:

        Of course some kids knew they had cheated – no one disputes that. At least one student took the test at home apparently, and Singer swapped that test without the kid knowing. Multiple kids actually called him to see if they could take the test again to raise their scores after they received their results since it was so easy. They wouldn’t be doing that if they knew they had cheated. On multiple occasions, the proctor would change their scores once the kid completed and turned in the test.

        All of the kids involved will be shamed and humiliated regardless of whether they knew their parents had bribed to get them in. I refuse to condemn all of the kids without knowing their level of complicity. As for the adults involved, the hell with all of them.

        We know how hard it is to get into these particular schools and know many great high school scholars that were rejected. That’s who I feel bad for.

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      • mutantbeast says:

        In the case of any dolt whod pay 500K to get admitted on a crew scholarship.the parents never questioned for one minute WHY a coach would demand 500K ? They never saw anything wrong with that? If that coach had done that to me Id be pretty damn POD about it.

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        • That’s not how the scam worked. The parents gave the money to Singer’s fake charity. HE distributed it as needed, paid off coaches and test proctors, hired others to take or intercept tests, fake athletic credentials etc. All most of the parents had was Singer’s guarantee “things would be taken care of”.

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    • Truthfilter says:

      I feel sorry for the kids who didn’t know. It’s bad enough to have your parents indicted. The harder reality for me would be that they took this risk so that I could be something they knew I wasn’t. I read all of the indictments. A few of those kids were simply average students who tried very hard to be “above average” but couldn’t pull up those scores. The parents bought them an above average score and then allowed them to believe they had actually earned it. Not all of the rich “privileged” kids in these cases were lazy, apathetic, and/or stupid. They just weren’t smart enough and no one bothered to tell them this truth. Now they know. And so does everyone else on their campus and in the nation. It sucks to be those kids right now.

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      • No students have been indicted. That tells you something about how many knew.

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        • Bulldog84 says:

          I think it tells you more about how prosecutors hope to secure plea agreements.

          No students have been indicted …. so far …. and mommy/daddy would probably like to keep it that way.

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          • In the presser, the FBI spokesperson said directly that most of the students, and even some of the spouses, didn’t know their admission was illegitimate. They’re indicting the active participants.

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      • Terri says:

        Thinking of the relationship with my own daughter and our trust in each other, the idea that these children were so removed from their parents that they wouldn’t know that these bribes were taking place is what is so sad to me.

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        • sturmudgeon says:

          With everyone’s face in their phone or tablet or whatever… when is there time to “discuss things with parents” ? I wonder if the charges are not being applied to the students because “oh! we can’t bother their little feelings…they’re only children” mindset… My parents certainly knew when I wasn’t doing the work at school.. (but, of course, the teachers ‘failed’ those who didn’t keep up, in the good old days)

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      • sticknca says:

        Some would say that is a form of emotional child abuse.

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        • Lady Sid says:

          Yah– Cheesy parents using their kids as a “prop” for additional status beyond the $$ they have on display with the big house, large boat, ski trips and all the other trappings. Very sad.

          Re: legacy admits. I attended one of the 7 Sisters back when these were the female equivalents of Yale, Princeton etc. There were many full-ride scholarships given to girls who were from modest backgrounds, but whose brain power was unquestioned. They worked and studied very hard. If I said their names, you might recognize them today. Good grades were not handed out like candy on Halloween. The joke was that an “A” in English was huge news;-) Some students had mothers/grandmothers who had attended the college. They weren’t necessarily super wealthy, but were prominent people in their home communities and were important avatars of the college. Flashy new money was represented, too, but their offspring learned how to dial it back and blend in with the Old Stock. My roommate got a Porsche 911 for her 21st birthday, driven to the school by her car-dealer father! Another roommate, Jewish, was the child of divorced parents and was never financially secure at school. We really were a diverse group before “DIVERSITY” was a watchword. Despite vast political differences, we enjoy our class reunions very much and are generally proud of our alma mater.

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    • SSI01 says:

      SoCal – I agree w/your statement except for one portion – about the kids appearing to not have known what their parents were up to.

      I’m thinking of the two kids who went to one of those schools on a crew (rowing) scholarship. Neither one of them has ever held an oar in their hands in their life. Now, the athletic dept must have been looking for them – or someone may have contacted them to lay low on campus and just go to classes, and let the “system” work behind the scenes to get them officially “off” the rowing team. My point is, somewhere during the time immediately after they reported for classes someone at the school – in the athletic dept, one of their fellow students, or someone on the faculty who, for example, follows the sculling competitions – must have said something to them. They had to have known their admission wasn’t exactly by the book. Plus, they must have known their GPAs plus their ACT/SAT scores and known those would never get them into those top schools. So even though they were never officially “briefed” by their parents about the circumstances behind their acceptance, they must have suspected something – or been brain-dead.

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      • CountryClassVulgarian says:

        Not only do they insult us by using their wealth and fame to get their brats into these universities. We are now to believe that said brats are so innocent that they never “wondered” why they would be receiving a full athletic scholarship when they are not athletes. They get a scholarship for a “sport” they never played. Then three weeks into the semester they are free to drop the sport for which they received said scholarship and continue their “academic studies” and these little innocents never questioned any of that?

        Now I would grant that since mummy and daddy had to grease the wheels for them they are probably not very bright but how in the world do you not even wonder how you got a rowing scholarship when you have never rowed a day in your spoiled pathetic life?

        Meanwhile, actual students who worked hard and studied hard are denied acceptance.

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        • No athletic scholarships were provided. These were internal recommendations from bribed coaches sufficient to guarantee admission into the schools, but not sufficient to grant the students a full ride. It was one of the ways Singer’s cohorts avoided detection. Once in the schools, the students weren’t under any solid obligation to participate.

          Another strategy was to focus on less-important sports like crew and water polo. Recommendations for the top team sports would have received greater scrutiny.

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      • cali says:

        @SSI0o1: ^^^^^^^This!

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  5. Fools Gold says:

    SMU got the death penalty for this sort schiff back in the day. No one has since. Time to bring back the death penalty…

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  6. Justice says:

    The obvious question is…how would she even pass the classes and graduate? It doesn’t matter. That’s not why these parents bribe their kids into these colleges. It’s about prestige and making the necessary connections to be ‘in the club’. Education is not the purpose.

    At least this is according to Ben Shapiro who wrote the following on The Wire…

    “Colleges aren’t about training kids for the real world, or teaching them significant modes of thinking, or examining timeless truths. Universities aren’t about skill sets, either – at least in the humanities. They’re about two things: credentialism and social connections.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/44571/famous-actresses-paid-bundles-money-bribe-their-ben-shapiro

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  7. climate religion atheist says:

    This would have never happened under Obama – surprised still that the Trump DOJ notified by the Trump FBI pursued this – as stated never under Obama would these Dem donors be prosecuted. It is a brand new day indeed! Dem Donor list getting shorter fer sure.

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    • CanaCon says:

      One of the reports said the investigation started in 2011. Not sure if I believe it. If Clinton was prez they would be paying her off instead of going to court.

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    • farrier105 says:

      If anyone was donating to that party after finding out their personal information was on cardboard networks facing the Internet, those people do not care about their own money.

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  8. CMDCMRET says:

    So the FBI ran an operation that resulted in numerous indictments of the rich and famous and there was not so much as a tickle in the press that it was going on. Anybody else believe this is a sign that the “grown ups” are in charge and are going by the actual “book”? No? Not making any connections? I am.

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  9. Jason Ross says:

    How many of us were hoping to secure a spot for our children at Yale anyway? This just seems like such a ‘first world’ problem — some elite children were cheated out of acceptance by other elite children. Whoop. Da. Whoop.

    It is yet another smokescreen for much more critical deceit (TREASON) from the upper echelon. As I type this, many of their friends/colleagues are actively trying to nullify a legitimate presidential election. If that isn’t a national tragedy, I don’t know what is.

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  10. 300 says:

    Look over here we arrested some wealthy peeps, pay no attention to all the shit we havent prosecuted, that’s the way I see this. Bread and Circuses. Pay attention people they are diverting our attention.

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    • Jason Ross says:

      Agree ten thousand percent.
      It’s Harvey Weinstein all over again.
      A salve for the masses.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Trump May Put Universities On the Hook for the Loans Its Students Take Out

      The White House is weighing a measure that would require colleges and universities to take a financial stake in their students’ ability to repay government loans, an effort that could squeeze loan availability to students and reduce defaults…..

      In the administration’s budget proposal released Monday, officials made brief mention of a “request to create an educational finance system that requires postsecondary institutions that accept taxpayer funds to have skin in the game through a student loan risk-sharing program.”….

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=380192

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  11. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Too good not to pass on, from youtu’s ET report – basically their entire half hour.

    SeaLisa says:

    Another reason never to listen to any of these Hollywood creatures. Completely vapid crooks

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Indicted
      in College Admissions Bribery Scam

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      ‘We love Hillary!’ Unfortunate tweets resurface, mockery ensues as Twitter reacts to actresses embroiled in college scandal

      Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Indicted
      in College Admissions Bribery Scam

      Ace of Spades

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  12. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Indicted
    in College Admissions Bribery Scam

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  13. Truthfilter says:

    Remember how the Harvey Weinstein scandal caused a flood of women and girls and males to make accusations against him and other Hollywood stars and famous people? It was the start of the #Metoo movement. Out of this movement came the accusations against Roy Jones which caused him to lose the Alabama Senate election. Then came Stormy Daniels’s accusations against PDJT which led to the raid on Cohen. Then came Christine Ford whose 35 year old bogus story about sexual harassment almost derailed Brett Kavenaugh’s confirmation and took the whole country to the bottom of a nasty barrel. Then came “#BelieveHer”.

    The Varsity Blues Investigation targeted wealthy “privileged” families according to the agent at the press conference today. Every time I hear the word “privileged”—I smell the socialist resistance movement. Like Harvey Weinstein, all but one of the parents were Democrats who had donated thousands of dollars to Obama and Hillary, etc. This could be the start of a new hashtag movement against wealthy “privileged” Americans—such as (and especially) the Trump family. Even if the Varsity Blues Indictments werent politically orchestrated or timed, we can be sure that the Left won’t let this crisis go to waste.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Did you see how a couple of weeks back Ex-U.S. Congress Critter and Democrat David Boren (current president of Oklahoma University) was accused of sexually harassing a man?

      Think the Media has deep Sixed it.

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    • It is not true that all but one of the parents is a Democrat. There’s no evidence proving that. 15 of the 33 parents charged never contributed to any presidential candidate. They include CEOs of various kinds, casino owners, money managers and real estate developers – plus two Hollywood celebs.

      What they have in common is wealth, not politics. That, and a willingness to cheat of course.

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  14. pigletrios says:

    So sad that the offspring of the rich and famous couldn’t cut it…..

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  15. …ironically, they think they’re good parents…which couldn’t be further from the truth.

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  16. TFred says:

    Watch this story disappear once the Democrats and the mainstream news figure out it’s an exact analogy to illegal immigration.

    Everybody wants to “get in,” but it’s patently unfair when you cheat and bribe to make it happen.

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  17. Patriot1783 says:

    Dershowitz is correct…follow the chain. Does the scandal involve administrations leading up to presidents of colleges? This may be the break conservatives have been looking for to cut the stranglehold the libs have held over our children’s eduction sector for decades. Boot out everyone from the colleges who took part in this activity whether actively or not, fine them til the sun don’t shine and throw them in prison for Rico crimes.

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    • I seriously doubt any college presidents knew. As long as I’ve been alive coaches were kings unto themselves. You would never need to go higher to get admitted to a school.

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        Small colleges have small campuses where students, teachers, administrators, even Deans and Presidents probably see each other regularly. A single conversation can tell an administrator a lot about a student and their intellect without even having to look at their transcript.
        The fact that this door has opened could get everyone at those schools go under the magnifying glass. The ones caught will be turned to point fingers on others to try and get a better deal.

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    • mutantbeast says:

      we need our own media to push this. The Jerry Sandusky situation at Penn State wa not only caued by Sandusky, but mostly by the administration at PennSt that was afraid to remove Sandusky because they didnt want to “offend” the homosexual militants, never mind Sandusky was accused of being a pedophile.

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    • swampratterrier says:

      100 PERCENT CERTAINTY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. spoogels says:

    These people are so stupid.
    They could pay $AUD60 000 for their kids to go to an accredited Australian University(Some of them score high on OECD university tables)
    Even a NZ university.
    Many Chinese and Malaysian families do this and their kids qualify as doctors, then get citizenship and jobs in Australia. Thats how THEY game the system
    CANADIANS also who don’t get into a Canadian Dental/Medical School–their families just pay the money and the kids/young adults get a place at a world recognized, accredited university
    Australian Universities suffer from a lack of funding as Australian citizens get a v low interest loan from the government called HECS which they only have to repay once they earn over a certain amount.Getting a place at a university depends on your marks at end of school exam and NOT on sporting prowess at all.
    Consequently they take in foreign students at $AUD60 000 a year.
    This does not cover residence, meals, books, equipment etc
    And those Canadian and other dentists graduate and go home and earn a motza.

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  19. truthseeker39525 says:

    I wonder why……
    All the news reports mention the two actresses and features a photo of each of them, but I have not read any news reports that has a list of all the parents who apparently were charged.
    As close as I have seen is mention that ‘most of them are Democrat donors.’
    Is there some Leftist Privilege at work here to keep their names OUT of the media?
    Just wondering……

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    • MAJA says:

      This article is posted on the SJ Merc’s website going into detail for the Bay Area parents involved. This is going to have major social, financial and family repercussions for these families.

      https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/12/which-rich-bay-area-parents-paid-to-grease-their-kids-entry-to-elite-colleges/

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      • Lady Sid says:

        This will also have repercussions on the private high schools most of these kids attend, I would guess. Just think, if your kid is in school with Willkie Farr law mng. partner Caplan’s kid, and that not-very stellar student gets into Yale and your child, who for years has gotten better grades/been a superior athlete than Caplan’s kid and everyone knows it, the Schiff will hit the fan in a big way. These Ivy League feeder schools, both Independent/parochial day schools and the tony New England boarding schools, also will be on the hook. How did they reconcile that their College Counseling Office recommended top student Suzy Q Nobody for Yale and she didn’t get in, whereas one of these “Key” applicants did? Also, the schools keep records of when the kids take the college boards and ACT; so any weirdness with the exams would have to eventually turn up in the school’s guidance office. The cheese is going to get binding here, folks, for a lot of high schools, too;-) Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch!

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    • I posted it above, but here’s the full list again, coaches, scammers and parents (see Appendix)
      https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/arrests-made-nationwide-college-admissions-scam-alleged-exam-cheating-athletic

      By the accompanying titles and professions, I doubt they are all, or even mostly Democrats. 15 of the 33 parents have never contributed to a presidential candidate. Only two are Hollywood celebs. The rest are things like real estate developers, CEOs, money managers, casino owner, law partner etc.

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  20. Kenji says:

    Speaking of LEFTIST college corruption … let me use this story to once again call out every MAJOR college that reaps $ Billions from the near-slave labor of African-American, Samoan-American, and Caucasian-American “Student” athletes. The colleges make $Billions while the athletes get room and board … and a “degree” in Mass Media (if they’re lucky). The LEFTIST college Presidents, the entire corrupt NCAA, and everyone associated with these slaveholders are massively PROFITING$$$$ from the unjustly compensated labor of these young kids. The LEFTIST colleges are modern day Plantation Owners. Doing no more for young African athletes than a Plantation slaveholder who gave Room and Board, and English lessons to their slave laborers. These same college presidents scream and protest that fast food workers are “worth” $15.00/hr…. when they exploit their own workers for a fraction of that amount … while raking in $Billions. Time to PAY college athletes their FAIR SHARE of the $ Multi-billion college sport BUSINESS. Leftist thieves!!!

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  21. Guyski says:

    This doesn’t just happen in college and universities. It starts at kindergarten even preschool.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Law and Order SVU had an episode about
      a male RN that was taking care of a wealthy
      patient. RN was trying to get his kids into the
      elite private school the guy was on the board
      of.

      The RN would do anything to get his kids
      enrolled. First, he enticed the guy’s gay son into
      sex. RN was supposedly straight. Finally, he
      managed to OD the guy.

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  22. Carrie says:

    I was just thinking this morning about how some were saying these prosecutions weren’t worthwhile due to the crimes being committed elsewhere. Cheating on SAT’s is as old as I can remember. But I think where the wheels really feel off the car is in how many ways these people cheated, on so many levels, photos, grades, tests, sports, awards, bribes… It’s actually reflective of how so many people are cheating at stuff all over the place- FBI/DOJ, IRS, voting, sports, government officials- it’s been basically a free for all of inherent public and government sector corruption and some private citizens have followed suit. Maybe we do need several really big prosecutions in many different sectors just to scare straight some of these people who have been cheating for many years and have been thinking they will never be caught. (Obviously, we wan as many in jail as possible, but this is just a wake up call as to how it has permeated through down to masses of private citizens too).

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  23. Jenny says:

    Is this really a surprise? Rich people using their wealth to advance their own agendas?

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    • eric says:

      sounds like hiLIARy and her “foundation”.

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      • rickb928 says:

        This is about making sure their kids are on the team, set for life. Kinda like Chelsea.

        it’s not whether they are competent or not, they are just given the title of ‘approved’ by their parents and the institution. Harvard law is essentially a guarantee of lucrative employment, inclusion in the inner circle, and if you’re even marginally capable, running things.

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  24. mark says:

    So who’s gonna be indited in the ABC agencies?? I remember reading on this site that foreign nationals were getting their kids into top ranked colleges here. A pay for play deal when they helped the DOJ do some nefarious deed. Help me out here.

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  25. eric says:

    so….is this how it worked at the state dept under crooked hiLIARy???
    create a fake foundation…accept “donations” in exchange for favors???
    the nuts and bolts of how it works and looks.
    fake foundations,fake credentials,fake test results…so the elite can bribe their way into access???

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  26. Wondering how long before the lawsuits from perspective students that didn’t get in will begin?

    As a middle class, white, female athlete, I busted my bum to get my scholarship. Then these rich brats are entitled to get “special treatment” on tests, etc.

    Throw the book at all of ’em! And keep digging and clean out the whole lot of them!

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    • Your burden in a lawsuit would be to prove (more likely than not) that you personally were the next name on the list. That’s still a higher bar than I bet you can jump. But I agree with your sentiment completely. Some kinds of justice are more doable than others.

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  27. mutantbeast says:

    Correcion, folks. ALL the scum involved here at commie puke leftards. The actress from “Full House”(idiot) actually paid 500K to get her 2 children on the crew team, even tho theyve never donre it? First of all, your an idiot for paying it. Second of all, you never questioned WHY a coach would ask for that kind of money?????? Thats 3 yrs at an Ivy League school right there.

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  28. rickb928 says:

    It’s naive to think the admissions offices weren’t in on this. A few admissions officers/clerks will be fired, a dean or two her or there, maybe even an administrator somewhere.

    But the real pain will come from the NCAA.

    Athletic scholarships are valuable. Giving them out to academically unqualified students is bad enough, but giving them out to non-athletes? this should result in sanctions:

    – Reduced scholarships in both the involved and in other, revenue-producing programs.
    – Disqualification from post-season and conference tournaments, possibly in many programs.
    – Sanctions of the NCAA’s choosing regarding the failures of compliance and oversight.
    – Increased scrutiny from the NCAA for indeterminate periods. This is NEVER, EVER GOOD. No program will want the NCAA to appoint an on-campus overseer, nor a special compliance officer, or to submit to the onerous record-keeping that comes with violations.

    After all, it’s all about the Benjamins here. All about the Benjamins.

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  29. lydia00 says:

    In my opinion this is nothing but a PR optic campaign to try and deflect from the corruption in the FBI. This is not a new thing folks. I am in a position to know that many public universities and private ones to our practically chasing DACA student down for full rides. Many of them don’t even make benchmark on the standardized test nor have a well rounded CV. The problem the Richwhite parents have is there were no minority boxes for them to check.

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  30. Rampant institutional corruption, throughout all institutions, not just education. It’s not Left vs Right, except that it is playing out in a climactic time of unprecedented, obsessive delusions on the Left, and their abuse of the rampant corruption. In science, for example, there is no valid climate science and no competent climate scientists, and the Insane Left is using that false science in an attempt to force “distribution of wealth” upon the developed, wealthier countries. They are just using the corruption that already existed in the science, making it ten times worse by adding tyranny — and miseducation of each succeeding generation of students — to it.

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  31. platoriusnepos says:

    There is talk that Rosenstein had this college admission case a while ago and just shut it down; can’t hurt the beautiful people ya know. If that is true then is Barr behind the resurrection of the case? That would be a good start.

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  32. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

    So then, Elizabeth Warren got on the Harvard faculty not because she’s Cherokee, but because of her skills as an archer … right?

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  33. splat! says:

    So I hear reports of arrests, court appearances. No video. No SWAT teams either. Invisible personal surrender to authorities. No photos exiting courthouse after posting bond. MSM hypocrisy at its finest..

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  34. gwsjr425 says:

    Is it just me who sees this as a “who gives a fukk” moment?

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  35. not2worryluv says:

    I find it interesting that so far none of those running these “institutions” have been questioned about what they knew and when.
    I’d be particularly interested in what Big Sis, Janet Napolitano who runs the CA university system, has to say…..she was slapped on the hands a couple of years ago for using tax payer money to cover her pricey spending habits. I would assume those big PAC Donors at the DNC had some kind of back-door access to her.

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