FBI’s college admissions fraud case against Felicity Huffman and many others exposed

DB Cooper

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Fifty people, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, are facing federal fraud charges after an FBI investigation into an elaborate scheme to get their children into elite universities.

The Department of Justice, which announced the charges Tuesday, says Loughlin, Huffman, and dozens of others allegedly paid millions of dollars in bribes to get their children admitted to Yale, Stanford, and other schools.

 
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Loughlin is currently out of the country. She may want to extend that vacation a wee bit longer. :lol:

On a side note, she's still hot. :yep

As for Felicity, maybe her husband will use this incident as material for his show "Shameless."
 

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Bit of a strange one. One the one hand, Huffman is another celeb hypocrite who's feminist activism apparently doesn't include the poor girls robbed of a place at college by her children, and on the other, I can't see them getting hit with jail time or anything serious. They absolutely deserve jail time, not only for implicating their own children in federal crimes, but also for stealing some other poor kids future. The kids that knew should also be charged, but they're probably being used as leverage against their parents at this point.

Interesting that Macy hasn't been charged. Loughlin's husband has, so maybe Macy didn't know. One is tempted to say that you'd think he'd know his own daughter was too dumb for an Ivy League school, but that's not a crime (sadly). He needs to get rid of Huffman asap anyways, or she'll drag him down with her.
 
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DB Cooper

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Bit of a strange one. One the one hand, Huffman is another celeb hypocrite who's feminist activism apparently doesn't include the poor girls robbed of a place at college by her children, and on the other, I can't see them getting hit with jail time or anything serious. They absolutely deserve jail time, not only for implicating their own children in federal crimes, but also for stealing some other poor kids future. The kids that knew should also be charged, but they're probably being used as leverage against their parents at this point.

Interesting that Macy hasn't been charged. Loughlin's husband has, so maybe Macy didn't know. One is tempted to say that you'd think he'd know his own daughter was too dumb for an Ivy League school, but that's not a crime (sadly). He needs to get rid of Huffman asap anyways, or she'll drag him down with her.
What surprised me most about this thing is not so much who took advantage of it but how elaborate mechanism that was in place to facilitate it.
 
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I was at a friends house in 2001 and his wife's best friend just graduated as a plastic surgeon...she was too thick to get the right grades to get into medical school in the mainland USA but her parents really wanted her to be a plastic surgeon..so they found a school in American Samoa or somewhere that if they accpeted her parents "generous donation" would accept her in their school.

So basically she can be a legit "US medical doctor" but her grades, know how etc were all dodgy as fuck

I was horrified hearing this and couldn't believe the pay to play mentality at the time

Can you imagine sending one of your kids for a nose job or something only to have this idiot butcher your kid?
 

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On a side note, if any of the people who paid extra for their kids admissions/activities whatever gets prison time I'll lose my shit. We got fucking murderers, strong arm home invasion robbers and rapists who are let out of jail in Sac in less than 6 months of time served. I often wonder what the fuck kind of world it's coming to with shit like this.
 
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I was at a friends house in 2001 and his wife's best friend just graduated as a plastic surgeon...she was too thick to get the right grades to get into medical school in the mainland USA but her parents really wanted her to be a plastic surgeon..so they found a school in American Samoa or somewhere that if they accpeted her parents "generous donation" would accept her in their school.

So basically she can be a legit "US medical doctor" but her grades, know how etc were all dodgy as fuck

I was horrified hearing this and couldn't believe the pay to play mentality at the time

Can you imagine sending one of your kids for a nose job or something only to have this idiot butcher your kid?
She’d still have to pass boards. Doctors learn what to do during residency. The first part is academic which is a separate issue.
 
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On a side note, if any of the people who paid extra for their kids admissions/activities whatever gets prison time I'll lose my shit. We got fucking murderers, strong arm home invasion robbers and rapists who are let out of jail in Sac in less than 6 months of time served. I often wonder what the fuck kind of world it's coming to with shit like this.
There's enough room in prison for all of them. Not like they'll be in real prisons, anyway.
 

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I honestly thought that throwing money at a well renowned US university was the usual way to be admitted. It completely blows my mind that it could be illegal.
 
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What are your thoughts on affirmative action?
Its gonna keep happening. I dont agree with it, and i also dont agree with rich kids getting in like this. I think it should be 100% merit based, not based on how much money, or how little, or where you grew up or the color of your skin.

But the reality of the situation is that the average person in the middle and usually white or asian has to work harder for it than someone rich, poor, or of color.
 

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Its gonna keep happening. I dont agree with it, and i also dont agree with rich kids getting in like this. I think it should be 100% merit based, not based on how much money, or how little, or where you grew up or the color of your skin.

But the reality of the situation is that the average person in the middle and usually white or asian has to work harder for it than someone rich, poor, or of color.
It just seems to be human nature to want to hoard wealth, even when it would seem that one has already obtained enough. The problem with hoarding is that you are keeping it from someone else; you are denying others the same opportunity to succeed, when, in many cases, these are the people that need that opportunity the most.

Affirmative action was enacted to overcome human nature... to a small degree and I have always believed the effects to be somewhat overstated. The rich still get richer. The poor still struggle up the hill, with boulders being tossed down at them along the way.

Perhaps affirmative action should even be extended to people of all races, based on socioeconomic status... but we already know what that would lead to.
 

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Perhaps affirmative action should even be extended to people of all races, based on socioeconomic status..
it absolutely should be

a suburban black kid who has all the 'advantages' of a solid middle class upbringing shouldn't get precedent over some dirt poor white kid with better grades/test scores..............'poverty' is the root of the issue,not race............

. but we already know what that would lead to.
what would it lead to?
 
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it absolutely should be

a suburban black kid who has all the 'advantages' of a solid middle class upbringing shouldn't get precedent over some dirt poor white kid with better grades/test scores..............'poverty' is the root of the issue,not race............


what would it lead to?
It would lead to Asian Americans being disproportionately denied college admission.