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Reply #60 posted 03/17/19 8:10am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

two-faced liberals...



Really?

https://www.wonkette.com/...nd-her-fam


Since the fallout from Operation VARSITY BLUES, it seems like just about everything has been falling apart for everyone involved, and not just because they might all go to jail. Target is all "Uh, we stopped carrying his shit a year ago, and stopped having a working relationship with him over a decade ago, don't look at us!" about Mossimo Giannulli. Additionally, it turns out that Giannulli is a vocal Trump supporter who is known to complain about poor people not "carrying their own weight".

Couple wks ago I got into it with for 10th time with #CollegeCheatingScandal DAD (Mossimo Gianulli) at big party cause his sloppy ass was rambling on again about Trump & people carrying their own weight & his own conservative politics being “right of Attila the Hun” He embarrassed Scandal Mom again

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Reply #61 posted 03/17/19 9:52pm

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For people who have ZERO interest in these topic (that is people who are not rich parents with kids at prestigious colleges AND are not two-faced liberals either) yet still post their opinion in here, make me laugh.


A lot of rich people are conservatives anyway. Typical bait post. Let's see a list of everyone involved and their party affiliations.

College Admission Scandal’s Other Big Names Are Titans of Finance and Law

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/college-scandal-mcglashan-caplan.html

...While two Hollywood actresses were the most recognizable figures to face charges, they were outnumbered by business titans who are not household names.

Mr. McGlashan is widely seen as one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors, a partner at the $103 billion investment firm TPG. The fund he oversaw there invested in prominent brands including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. He has been placed on leave from TPG and Rise.

Also charged were Gordon Caplan, a top mergers and acquisitions attorney who was a co-chairman of the law firm Willkie Farr, and Doug Hodge, the retired chief executive of Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond fund managers. Mr. Caplan was placed on leave on Wednesday, and Mr. Hodge’s name was stripped from the website of Sway Ventures, an investment firm where he was a venture partner.

[Edited 3/14/19 7:29am]

Wonder how long they will be on "leave?" Unless thrown in prison, probably not too long. Those Hedge Fund and Investment banking folks don't put a premium on integrity.

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Reply #62 posted 04/09/19 8:48pm

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Felicity plead guilty and issued an apology.


Lori on the other hand was smiling and laughing and signing autographs on the way into court.

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Reply #63 posted 04/10/19 5:20am

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PennyPurple said:

Felicity plead guilty and issued an apology.


Lori on the other hand was smiling and laughing and signing autographs on the way into court.


She and Mossimo are also being charged wiht money laundering now, right?

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Reply #64 posted 04/10/19 5:31am

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Is this really something brand new?

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #65 posted 04/10/19 7:05am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

PennyPurple said:

Felicity plead guilty and issued an apology.


Lori on the other hand was smiling and laughing and signing autographs on the way into court.


She and Mossimo are also being charged wiht money laundering now, right?

Good maybe it will wipe that smile off of her face.

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Reply #66 posted 04/10/19 7:48am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Is this really something brand new?



Some of it is. For instance, Photoshopping faces onto pictures and misrepresenting students as athletes is fairly new, as far as I know.

I can see how this started. I remember back in 2011, I had a conversation with a friend. Both of us had high school seniors and were talking about college scholarships. He told me there were lots of scholarships available for sports, if people just looked for them.

For instance, the University of Arizona was offering a full ride to females who rowed, and always seemed unable to fill their scholarships. My friend said that all you had to do was commit to rowing at Arizona, and you could get a free ride.

Now, my friend's point wasn't to defraud the university. Our assumption was that if you took advantage of this scholarship, then you had to join the rowing team and fulfill all the obligations thereto.

But I can see how dishonest people like this William Singer fellow saw the same thing and thought, "Hey - all I have to do is lie on behalf of applying students and I can people a free college education. And they'll pay me for that!" Singer's scheme probably started like that and then morphed into the off-shore charity-funding tax-avoiding scam that's going to put Aunt Becky in the pokey.

The other aspect - paying someone to take your SAT test - isn't new. That's been around forever. Near as I can tell, you have to have someone on the inside in order to pull this off, and Singer had people on the inside.

Don't confuse what Aunt Becky and Felicity Huffman did with what people like Donald Trump and Dr. Dre did. Trump and Dre made sizable donations to universities who later - surprise! - admitted their kids. Clearly simpletons like Donald Trump, Jr. could never get into Penn on their own. However, there is never a written agreement that guarantees admission in exchange for donation. In fact, sometimes people give money and it doesn't work. You pays your money and you takes your chances.

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Reply #67 posted 04/10/19 5:26pm

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RodeoSchro said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Is this really something brand new?



Some of it is. For instance, Photoshopping faces onto pictures and misrepresenting students as athletes is fairly new, as far as I know.

I can see how this started. I remember back in 2011, I had a conversation with a friend. Both of us had high school seniors and were talking about college scholarships. He told me there were lots of scholarships available for sports, if people just looked for them.

For instance, the University of Arizona was offering a full ride to females who rowed, and always seemed unable to fill their scholarships. My friend said that all you had to do was commit to rowing at Arizona, and you could get a free ride.

Now, my friend's point wasn't to defraud the university. Our assumption was that if you took advantage of this scholarship, then you had to join the rowing team and fulfill all the obligations thereto.

But I can see how dishonest people like this William Singer fellow saw the same thing and thought, "Hey - all I have to do is lie on behalf of applying students and I can people a free college education. And they'll pay me for that!" Singer's scheme probably started like that and then morphed into the off-shore charity-funding tax-avoiding scam that's going to put Aunt Becky in the pokey.

The other aspect - paying someone to take your SAT test - isn't new. That's been around forever. Near as I can tell, you have to have someone on the inside in order to pull this off, and Singer had people on the inside.

Don't confuse what Aunt Becky and Felicity Huffman did with what people like Donald Trump and Dr. Dre did. Trump and Dre made sizable donations to universities who later - surprise! - admitted their kids. Clearly simpletons like Donald Trump, Jr. could never get into Penn on their own. However, there is never a written agreement that guarantees admission in exchange for donation. In fact, sometimes people give money and it doesn't work. You pays your money and you takes your chances.

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[Edited 4/10/19 8:00am]


it's not new for pricvate schools to let in "legacies" or to accept the student whose father made a huge donation - but the scheme upped the stakes and was illegal (lying, cheating, bascially) they just finally got caught

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