College administration bribery scandal

MacMadame

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Mr. and Mrs. Aunt Becky's actions were far more gray, imo,
You don't think it's immoral to lie to get your kids into college? I do.

From other articles I read, I'm guessing they were proactive in this, and that the timing isn't exactly a surprise. Who wouldn't want to stay at home for a few months rather than go to prison?
The posted article says they were sentenced to X months in prison. :confused:
 

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Can't recall where I saw it, but sounds like they are planning to plead guilty to some of the charges and the sentencing has been worked out, but it hasn't happened formally, which means the might be able to ask for house arrest given the dangers of being in a prison right now.
 

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So Felicity Huffman's daughter gets into an even more prestigious, elite school, and Lori Loughlin gets off with serving her sentence in her mansion because of *********-19. And they say crime doesn't pay....
 

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You don't think it's immoral to lie to get your kids into college? I do.
I was referring to the charges against them. Technically, and this is legally significant, it was the kids who lied. The kids were not charged with a crime.

The parents were charged with bribery, iirc. And there is a fine line, apparently, between the widespread practice of donating to a college expecting it to tip the scales for your kid and straight up bribing an employee of a college for help with admissions.
 

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The posted article says they were sentenced to X months in prison. :confused:
There is a possibility that they'll wind up in prison, but many non-violent federal inmates such as Michael Cohen have been sent home because of that which cannot be named. I would expect the same to apply to newly sentenced felons as well. There is even a possibility that this was part of the plea bargain but has not been publicly disclosed yet.
 

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:wideeyes: Wow. I thought they would fight this to the death. But I can see the angle for accepting a plea now, in this moment in time. Even if they get 'jail time', I bet they won't actually serve it in a 'jail' because of the BB. I bet they are going to argue for 'home confinement' with an ankle monitor because the prison system is trying to keep the populations of low level offenders down to fight the spread, isn't it? Yeah, I'd like to be in 'home confinement' in their LA mansion too. :blah: If the other parents had to serve their time in a 'jail', then Aunt Becky and her hubby better have to as well. Serving their time by staying confined to their million dollar mansion, which they are already doing (and ain't no one hiring her for acting jobs, and there's no where to go, and SIP orders), isn't really punishment.
 

MacMadame

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So Felicity Huffman's daughter gets into an even more prestigious, elite school, and Lori Loughlin gets off with serving her sentence in her mansion because of *********-19. And they say crime doesn't pay....
Felicity Huffman's daughter didn't do anything wrong and retook the SAT without help and re-submitted her now completely legitimate applications.

Also, she's a theater major, and for those kids the BFA program cares the most about their audition. A lot of them don't even require SAT scores. (Which is why this whole scandal was so stupid. If her audition was good and her SAT scores and grades were at least okay, she'd get into most schools even the top ones.)

But congrats to her. CMU is one of the top theater schools in the country.

I was referring to the charges against them. Technically, and this is legally significant, it was the kids who lied. The kids were not charged with a crime.
So then what the parents did might not be illegal.

It's still immoral IMO.

And there is a fine line, apparently, between the widespread practice of donating to a college expecting it to tip the scales for your kid and straight up bribing an employee of a college for help with admissions.
I think the line is a lot thicker than that. I may not approve of people donating to a college with the idea that it would help their kids get in. But it's not illegal. Also, it's all above board. The donations are a matter of public record and their college app is their actual college app.

If the college decides to let them in when that application is sub-par, that's on them.
 

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I thought Felicity Huffman's daughter who got into CMU was the daughter they didn't do the bribery for? Or am I getting people mixed up again?
 

MacMadame

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I thought Felicity Huffman's daughter who got into CMU was the daughter they didn't do the bribery for? Or am I getting people mixed up again?
I don't know where the younger kid is going to college. But the one caught up in the scandal is going to CMU. She's 19. (The younger one is 18.)

Also, on the news tonight they said that Laughlin has asked to go to the Federal prison here in Pleasanton. The prison expert called it a summer camp with guards. :lol:
 

Nell411

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I don't know where the younger kid is going to college. But the one caught up in the scandal is going to CMU. She's 19. (The younger one is 18.)

Also, on the news tonight they said that Laughlin has asked to go to the Federal prison here in Pleasanton. The prison expert called it a summer camp with guards. :lol:
So I was getting people mixed up, thank you.
 

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I have no issues with Felicity. She admitted her crime immediately did her time.

I think Lori and husband made it worse for themselves by not following her example but honestly no way do I think they should spend years. That’s way to much tax payer money down the drain. Some time yes lots of fines I also think her career took nose dive. I wonder if there will be any public remorse?
 

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