College administration bribery scandal

kittyjake5

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^^^ Well it shouldn’t surprise anyone that justice in America is not always equal between the races. I will leave it at that.
 

WillyElliot

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Well, it looks like Lori Laughlin is going to fight this in trial. Good luck with that. She had no idea that she was doing anything wrong and that any parent with her means would have done the same thing.... Basically the "Affluenza Defense". Her level of entitlement is astounding.
 

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It really sounds like they have something set up for their friends or family to leak information to the media, especially People. Every day there is some new little story that seems to be aiming for empathy with the poor woman's plight.

Didn't think it was illegal. Led astray by the mastermind. Most mothers would use anything within their means to get their children into the best colleges. Corrupt husband who stole money from parents during college is the real bad guy who is sabotaging her family. Unethical prosecutors trying to force her into a plea deal by threatening to prosecute children.

Woe is me! :lol: It's going to be hard for anyone to have any sympathy for her when they escort her off to change into the orange jumpsuit if she keeps this up.
 

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Unethical prosecutors trying to force her into a plea deal by threatening to prosecute children.
That last one is pretty amusing considering how many people online have been bitching that the kids are getting away scot free when they HAD to have known about the scheme(s).
 

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How could a woman associated with one of prime time television's few morally acceptable shows sink so low? I shudder to think about what skeletons Bob Saget and Dave Coulier might have in their closets if Lori was involved in such a tawdry, corrupt scheme.

I am more confident in John Stamos.
 

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It really sounds like they have something set up for their friends or family to leak information to the media, especially People. Every day there is some new little story that seems to be aiming for empathy with the poor woman's plight.

Didn't think it was illegal. Led astray by the mastermind. Most mothers would use anything within their means to get their children into the best colleges. Corrupt husband who stole money from parents during college is the real bad guy who is sabotaging her family. Unethical prosecutors trying to force her into a plea deal by threatening to prosecute children.

Woe is me! :lol: It's going to be hard for anyone to have any sympathy for her when they escort her off to change into the orange jumpsuit if she keeps this up.
Well, she is setting women back about 40 years. June Cleaver might not have know what Ward was doing with the money, but don't tell me Lori didn't. And her kids knew too....you can't get a sports scholarship without someone talking to you, seeing you, testing you. Geesh.
 

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And her kids knew too....you can't get a sports scholarship without someone talking to you, seeing you, testing you. Geesh.
Um, sure you can if the coach is in on it.....which the coach was.

Didn't think it was illegal. Led astray by the mastermind. Most mothers would use anything within their means to get their children into the best colleges. Corrupt husband who stole money from parents during college is the real bad guy who is sabotaging her family. Unethical prosecutors trying to force her into a plea deal by threatening to prosecute children.
And her legacy. Don't forget that she is worried that her legacy will be tarnished.
 

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And her kids knew too....you can't get a sports scholarship without someone talking to you, seeing you, testing you. Geesh.
Her kids didn't get a sports scholarship though. What they got was the coach telling the Admissions Office that the coach was recruiting them to be on the team. Then when school started, the coach would say "oh, they changed their minds. They don't want to do [the sport] their Freshman year so they can focus on academics" (or whatever BS excuse they came up with to say they weren't on the team after all). No need for the kids to know at all in this case.
 

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According to the reports, at least one of the kids actually posed for pictures on the rowing machine so they could present her doing coxswain training. Corrupt dad also apparently had a loud argument at the school with the counselor because the counselor didn't believe the daughter trained in the sport.
 

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They could have told the kid that the pictures were to show she was interested in fitness, though. If I was their lawyer, that would be my argument to the prosecutor. That the pix don't prove the kid knew. They'd need something more than that to hope to convict here which is probably why she hasn't been charged yet. (And why William Macy wasn't charged even though it's clear he knew too.)

The only reason I would think they could have known is because it sounds like Lori & husband didn't think they were doing anything wrong and also are pretty stupid. So they may have talked about it in front of the kids or included them in the planning.

But that would be dumb, which is why I am pretty sure that most of the parents made sure their kids didn't know. The less people who know, the less chance of someone talking, for one thing.

In the case of other kids, the scheme included photoshopping their faces onto other athlete's bodies so in that case you could make a strong argument that the kid didn't know. Or at least, you could make the argument that the prosecution can't prove the kids knew. Which amounts to the same thing when it comes to charging people and making those charges stick.
 

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Boy, that ship has sailed.
I almost laughed when I read that. It never occurred to me to think that she HAD a legacy, for one thing, and for another, does she really think that if she's found not guilty, all will be forgotten? She more famous for this scandal than any acting she's ever done.
 

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Cover of People magazine! I quite liked Lori L. and was even a bit of a fan of her "Heart" series - I guess because it was a Canadian story though definitely sappy. Not sure she has ever been on the cover of major entertainment magazines before or at least for a long, long time. I am sure this is not the way she wanted to become front page news.
 

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So if Lori L. and hubby go to a trial, would it be like a normal trial with a jury of randomly selected people, or a trial where a Judge makes the decision on guilty or not guilty. :shuffle:
 

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So if Lori L. and hubby go to a trial, would it be like a normal trial with a jury of randomly selected people, or a trial where a Judge makes the decision on guilty or not guilty. :shuffle:
Criminal defendants have the right to a jury trial, and I would think that these defendants would have a better chance of finding at least one juror who would vote not to convict than a judge who would do so.
 

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Slightly off topic, but am I the only one who watched Garage Sale Mysteries instead of When Calls the Heart?
 

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I almost laughed when I read that. It never occurred to me to think that she HAD a legacy, for one thing, and for another, does she really think that if she's found not guilty, all will be forgotten? She more famous for this scandal than any acting she's ever done.
Totally correct about the Legacy. She has made a lot of Hallmark movies. For whatever that is worth
 

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Slightly off topic, but am I the only one who watched Garage Sale Mysteries instead of When Calls the Heart?
I watched a couple of those when I had Hallmark Movies and Mysteries with Uverse 300. And the other female "cozy mystery" ones. When Calls the Heart is on the regular Hallmark channel, which I still have since I downgraded back to U200.
 

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^^^ Well it shouldn’t surprise anyone that justice in America is not always equal between the races. I will leave it at that.
Justice isn't equal between the Haves & Have Nots either. But in the case of the parents who had someone else take the SATs I think a fine & probation & community service is appropriate IF they have pled guilty. Not because they are rich or famous but because I think the punishment would fit the crime.

The ones who have refused to plead guilty obviously did something much more serious. In the case of money laundering i.e. taking income tax deductions for the bribes, IMO prison time is appropriate. They had to know that was illegal. Al Capone went to prison for the same or similar. And I agree the kids had to know. Plus the entitlement that Loughlin is exhibiting is making me nauseated.
 

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My husband likes sappy Hallmark-like movies. I think they're dreck.
There is one that is actually kind of good:"Meet my Mom". It is about a lonely kid who had to move (with his mom) and his class took up a letter writing project with a soldier in Iraq.
 

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My husband likes sappy Hallmark-like movies. I think they're dreck.
The thing about utterly mindless entertainment (or dreck) is that some days you just want background while you sit and knit or you just want something to watch while you flop around drinking tea and eating chocolate bonbons or you just want a known quantity while you are not in the mood to tackle the serious problems of your life. I'm not advocating a steady diet, just a once in while light something to help me cope.
 

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I saw Laughlin in Full House only. And not that often as I think I've watched maybe 10 episodes.

I do think she has a brand. And this has tarnished her brand. But that she thinks her brand is some sort of legacy is super-amusing as I doubt anyone would have know who she was once she stoped working and her shows fell off tv.

At least not before this...
 

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I saw Laughlin in Full House only. And not that often as I think I've watched maybe 10 episodes.

I do think she has a brand. And this has tarnished her brand. But that she thinks her brand is some sort of legacy is super-amusing as I doubt anyone would have know who she was once she stoped working and her shows fell off tv.

At least not before this...
Quite some time ago, someone hit on the bright idea of staging episodes of "The Brady Bunch" at a small theater somewhere in L.A. The productions apparently followed the original scripts line by line, but the Brady kids were all portrayed by adults. (I think one of the original cast members may have made a guest appearance recreating her role.)

I never watched "Full House," but I think the show is crying out for similar treatment (but maybe at a venue somewhere in San Francisco :unsure:). And maybe Loughlin can reprise her role as Aunt Becky when all her legal problems are resolved. How about that for legacy?
 

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I’ve seen a few minutes here and there of Full House, but not with Lori, and you’d have to pay me huuuge bucks to watch anymore than that. :scream:
 

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So the parents from China that paid $6.5 million to get their kid into Stanford .... if they live in and are citizens of China, can they even be charged in this case if they never step foot in the US so they can be arrested and charged?
 

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So the parents from China that paid $6.5 million to get their kid into Stanford .... if they live in and are citizens of China, can they even be charged in this case if they never step foot in the US so they can be arrested and charged?
From what I previously read -- they seem to have had no idea what Singer was doing, just that this was the cost of getting into a prestige university in America. If so, I can't see why they'd be charged. I believe I read that they don't speak English.
 

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