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Reply We The People says: March 17, 2019 at 5:22 pm The real bad news, think of all the Zombies waiting to Graduate into American Society. China now has the upper hand, they have real Students with Brains. And to add Insult they are educated in the good old USA and Canada. The Future is waiting to be unleashed. The next generation of Americans will not know what hit them. BOZO is your future, the Democrats are offering up. Him and his young Zombies are Americas Future. Oh and don’t forget bug eyed Cortez, and the Hijab wearing Muslim Doll. Well done America, your on the road to self destruction. But wait there’s hope, Donald Trump, if he doesn’t win 2020 then MSM like CNN and MSNBC ratings are in the Tank, Trump is the only shiny object that keeps them focused and busy. Trump is the perfect drug to the Networks, a dose of Trump is a must everyday, or MSM will fall off the rails. Reply Market Merchandise says: March 17, 2019 at 6:11 pm Talking about Presidents…lol!! – 😂 You know 45 and 43 didn't do their own homework or take their own tests. 42 OTOH was a Rhodes Scholar. Reply Maureen Barnes says: March 17, 2019 at 7:01 pm How does unlimited time help if you DON’T KNOW THE ANSWERS? Reply Shaun Weiss says: March 17, 2019 at 7:07 pm I hardly think Loughlin and Felicity are Trump supporters. Reply MarLy MarLLe says: March 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm Give us the other 48 names. Though they deserve it and should be jailed, its not fair to Only Drag these 2 womens names and not even mention the 48 other names. Reply W R says: March 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm Think of those students who were bumped off the list of acceptance who should have been admitted on their merit. Reply Rosina Belzile says: March 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm Wouldn't they require documentation with ID to prove they participated in sports? Reply Bobby Y says: March 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm Black folks known about the stack decks for many years…. Reply SuperMarbelle says: March 17, 2019 at 9:59 pm Should list all the people involved in this, not just the actresses. Reply Danny Barr says: March 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm Why are we so surprised ?? This has been happening since modern society exists where the elite get to do whatever they want and buy whoever they want. The sad part is that they are focusing so much on the actors involved when THERE IS SO MANY MORE PEOPLE that are not being mentioned. The media once again focusing on what gives them more ratings rather than focusing on the issue at hand. This happens not only at elite schools it also happens at state universities, medical dental school admissions process where WHO YOU KNOW gets you further than vocation and hard work. Shame shame shame Reply Alexus H says: March 17, 2019 at 11:45 pm Is there a list of these other 50 people Reply moparmon says: March 18, 2019 at 1:04 am I didn't see AOC parents on that list… Reply Wendy Boney says: March 18, 2019 at 1:57 am Their kids are so spoiled the don't care about an education because they're giving everything. The parents pay for these dummies to get in these school going back to Trump that's why he wanted to hide his school records. Reply Barbara Shepherd says: March 18, 2019 at 2:07 am Total greed disrespect for themselves and their children parents are telling the children I don’t think you can do it on your own that’s one way of boosting their confidence. Reply Teri Brown says: March 18, 2019 at 2:37 am Why wasn't the school aware of the discrepancy in their athlete department budgets… each semester, each year….year after year. Colleges involved in the fraud should have their accreditation sanctioned or sued by the parents or students, who would have gotten in on merit. The students, of parents who pay brides, can still go to another college but not the one they got in by a bride because the students signed an application which attested to the false information given to get into the colleges. All students were at least 18 years of age and should be legally responsible for their actions. Reply Isaac Judah says: March 18, 2019 at 2:54 am Lol Reply don brassco says: March 18, 2019 at 4:40 am How all 50peo pic not show😤 Reply Mady Maguire says: March 18, 2019 at 7:04 am The only rational solution is that smart kids should get into the best colleges for free–while rich ignorant kids' parents must pay whatever the traffic will bear upfront for four years of college–even if their kids just party and flunk out after a year or two. Reply Queen Tingz says: March 18, 2019 at 7:33 am How was this scam unraveled? Who exposed them? Reply I_Licked_It_ So_It's_Mine says: March 18, 2019 at 8:14 am What is the difference in buying your way in and a Legacy student? Reply jeff kerr says: March 18, 2019 at 12:32 pm Worse part is the rich people involved wont see a jail cell but those lower on the chain will be the sacrificial lambs. Who are all these people? Where are the rest of the names ? Probably paying people to create an alibi or at least a way for someone else to take the fall. Sad. I bet this has been going on for decades. Reply Dann Batoon says: March 18, 2019 at 1:13 pm Why only focus it on Lori Laughlin, Olivia Jade, and Felicity Huffman who are the remaining 48 actors? Please report the entire case. People trying to get into Ivy League need to understand the full corruption. Reply Helen Pomerleau says: March 18, 2019 at 1:58 pm They could be sentence for twenty years, but it won't happen. Reply Bobby Ups says: March 18, 2019 at 3:56 pm I've seen Billy Madison this is a rerun. Reply Purr Cat says: March 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm I like the "rich people " comments here. "Liberal" is the truth. Not that there isn't an equivelant for The Donald type folks Reply Purr Cat says: March 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm How Felicitous…now put them in a Lori and send them to jail. Reply thomas evans says: March 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm All Democrat,s it,s what they do bribe and lie . Big Surprise ! ! ? Reply Mark Pope says: March 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm there is a new movie being made about the scandal called Illegally Blind. Reply Mark Pope says: March 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm there is a new movie being made about the scandal called Illegally Blind. Reply Mark Pope says: March 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm there is a new movie being made about the scandal called Illegally Blind. Reply David Rose says: March 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm Nothing more entertaining than watching corrupt rich folks squirm! Comeuppance in action… Reply Freedom Ring says: March 18, 2019 at 6:54 pm all liberals, all democrats .. no surprise there Reply Dick Hardy says: March 18, 2019 at 7:34 pm TRUMP 2020 Reply Tim says: March 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm Right !!! Schools did not know ?! They had students accepted as athletes by sports that they did not participate in. BS. Reply keith wisdom says: March 18, 2019 at 9:01 pm Colleges don't know? the first day semester at Harvard you would know who got in there by cheating big time????????????????????? Reply Tracie Shelton says: March 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm They paid to steal a education that their children was not worthy of 😔 🤔 Reply J Bryan says: March 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm Has anyone ever heard of "Boosters", whats the freeking difference? Reply robert ingram says: March 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm This is nothing new. This has been going on for decades. Sad. Reply SorbusAucuparia says: March 19, 2019 at 12:13 am willfull ignorance from the schools. Reply Vanessa STARS says: March 19, 2019 at 12:30 am The kids HAD to know! They should be charged, as well. Reply TheMsLady4Real says: March 19, 2019 at 12:34 am They also need to stop admitting legacy students and parents donating large sums of money to purchase buildings etc. with the premise of their children getting admitted! This is a form of bribery too! Reply Other299 says: March 19, 2019 at 1:56 am This is all obviously Trump’s fault! Reply VOIP Portland says: March 19, 2019 at 3:29 am I love how the collage brats are portrayed as 'children' and therefore they are not being punished. They were/are adults and were fully complicit. There will be NO JAIL for any of them, but if there were, charge the KIDS also. The little Instagram princesses and spoiled fake narcissists who benefited deserve it also. Reply Anteroization says: March 19, 2019 at 4:11 am this is not new, this is happening since the dawn of time Reply Wavaava says: March 19, 2019 at 4:14 am Yeah 50 people charged So why are you only destroying 2? Reply Wavaava says: March 19, 2019 at 4:16 am And they are not children they are adults in collage. Reply Drum Major says: March 19, 2019 at 6:43 am White people that thing! Reply El Gordo says: March 19, 2019 at 7:48 am Aunt Becky you are still Bangin Reply Serious Cook says: March 19, 2019 at 8:03 am God Bless America! These parents got caught. It’s just bad luck. Lots of people are doing this and have been doing this for a very long time, and now that this scheme has been exposed, people will get even more creative to get their kids ahead! When one has money, one lives in a different universe with a different set of rules, made by the moneYed class. Remember 2008 and the financial crisis! It was the super rich with their Yale and Harvard degrees that wrecked the system, and their Yale and Harvard cronies in the govt. bailed them out. What happened to the ordinary folks who lost their homes and savings? Did the govt bail them out? Reply Jason Markson says: March 19, 2019 at 8:16 am USC == University of Spoiled Children Reply Amelia B says: March 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm These two celebrity parents did not pay $25 million dollars. This is misleading. The total amount being mentioned here was paid from all people they 'caught' which included CEOs of companies – perhaps your local school principals and city officials, judges, lawyers, city executives, your neighbors, etc. More attention needs to be paid to the judges, lawyers and other prominent community members who judge regular citizens, but do scams like this in their lives. These Judges and lawyers, for example, should also lose their jobs, be kicked out of their country clubs, even lose their law degrees. Why only attack these two actresses? Reply Pat T says: March 19, 2019 at 3:16 pm These privilege kids and parents are the same ones that would complain about a black kid getting in because of affirmative action even though the black kid has to surpass the average test scores and grade point. Let's keep talking about this and keep the pressure on so these parents will see some jail time… probation and all the kids need to be kicked out of school. Reply María Mary Miriam says: March 19, 2019 at 3:19 pm Their children need to be "invited to leave" and find a LEGAL way to obtain their degrees. Those who already have their degrees, even those who are ALREADY WORKING for important companies, need to be notified that their degrees are invalid (they can always take a test in some other university if they want a validated degree) and they should inform to the matter to their employers to avoid further fraud. Obama's family tenis coach has been named as part in the scam. Reply midnight vargas says: March 19, 2019 at 6:24 pm When is YouTube going to delete her channel? Reply Alexis-Natalia Reyes says: March 19, 2019 at 8:09 pm Locked them all !!! 😠 Reply David Hoshour says: March 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm Now I know how the people that can't speak, read, or write english got into ucla. Reply Daniel Le says: March 19, 2019 at 9:34 pm "they tried to get their daughters into the schools illegally"? they did! their daughters are already in the school or schools. that guest needs to get his facts straight. Reply zokotu ckikazu says: March 20, 2019 at 12:29 am White people have been rigging the American system for over 200 years. Why is anyone surprised by this scandal? It’s just reality. It will never change. Reply Sally Schonberg says: March 20, 2019 at 1:36 am So glad that they got caught Reply C W says: March 20, 2019 at 3:32 am Who are these people—we only hear about two families. You have humiliated them enough. Reply Jaycee says: March 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm Hollywood elite – overpaid, frauds and pretentious……. these people with money shrug off hard work, ethics and honesty when it comes to achieving the next level! What a scandal – glad they're not getting away with it! If you have achieved a life for yourself….. good job – education- (or not) you've done it on your OWN as I have! 🙋🏼 Be glad your not a part of this bargunsah! Reply VD Strat says: March 20, 2019 at 4:27 pm We can complain or take action. Contact Netflix & Hulu. Let them know if Loughlin & Huffman are not fired from their shows and the providers continue to air them that we will cancel our Subscriptions. The only way to fight this kind of corruption is to hit them in the bank account. I just informed Netflix that if Loughlin isn't fired from Fuller House and Netflix continues to carry the show then I will cancel my Monthly Subscription. I refuse to let my daughter watch "Family Programming" that enriches a dishonest celebrity criminal who is actively hurting honest children and families attempting to earn their admission to college fairly and honestly. Reply Gabrielle says: March 20, 2019 at 6:44 pm This is so freaking satisfying. Reply EvolutionArtsllc says: March 20, 2019 at 9:07 pm Soooo…. How long has this guy been doing this? There should be a long list of people who paid into this going back several years. Reply Kim Mq says: March 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm does this happen in Canada do you think, um yes i do Reply GabbyMo says: March 21, 2019 at 1:51 am Looking at this… makes me feel so fortunate. I have not being in luxury in my life but it has been a great life and it continues the same, but this famous people’s life is destroyed forever. Reply Oasis5 says: March 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm Out of 50 charged, why are you only mentioning 2 names? Are the other 48 people nobodies? Reply L C says: March 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm The US government should investigate the HUGE scheme of fraudulent admissions of international students from China, there are big universities making millions through these dirty schemes. There are many Chinese students who can't even speak a decent intermediate english but are taking master degrees in universities such as UCLA, Columbia and New York University. Most part of those students are the children of chinese "communist" party officials. Reply Donna B. says: March 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm They cheated, the adults and the students, plain and simple. Reply Maren Grau says: March 22, 2019 at 6:26 am i'm telling you that there are numerous doctors in on this entire scandal. i am disabled and you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get a note like that without a real and legitimate diagnosis. so if they actually succeeded in this and succeeded in mass numbers there is one of many, many, many doctors in on this. there is zero doubt in my mind and it's just a fact of the matter! there also could be a way to charge those people harder because of the students with disabilities act. if they defrauded the government by saying they are disabled and pretended and forged having some type of illness requiring school accommodations that were not real, that is going to some major jail time! Reply mshuggabug2 says: March 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm All garbage. If you live in a trash district, you are already at a deficit. Not only that, but most of the guilty are upperclassmen white. Now you want to make it difficult for students who are actually disabled by defrauding the disability act put in place for those who really have a medically diagnosed situation. At the end, now you get tax right offs by defrauding the irs??? Slam all of them. No rich slaps on the wrist. Reply Lisa Lassetter says: March 22, 2019 at 7:47 pm BS on the school's not being involved. Like blind deaf and dumb as long as their Palm's were greased Reply Lisa Lassetter says: March 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm I see the 50 others still not named . Reply Ronny Jaskolski says: March 22, 2019 at 8:09 pm Aunt Becky ain't going to jail…lol Reply Bonnie Hundley says: March 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm Here's your fake degree. Turn this story into a comedy movie please It would be hilarious. Reply Kimberly Anne says: March 24, 2019 at 11:47 pm Make these parents pay along with the coach, proctor’s and Rick Singer.Every single guilty person throw the book at them.Lock them up!Legitimate kids missed out. Reply Sergio Sanjuan says: March 25, 2019 at 2:53 am Here in Méx, at least 6 of the top 10 Universities are meant for us people that don´t have much or bearly keep it up financially, so in these Universities there is no mommy and daddy that can give your place, you gotta earn it. And as the competition grows every year, the acceptance places are still the same, so it gets harder and harder to get in with the years. Reply Tatrice Flowers says: March 25, 2019 at 11:47 pm And I knew it was a matter of time before they tried too blame a ADOS MELINATED person it never fails they take no responsibility ever. Nor do they pull themselves up from the bootstrap they just lie, cheat and steal their way through life. As you see they learn this from their parents and grandparents it's their culture. These beings cannot change at all its in their DNA! Reply A.D Suri says: March 26, 2019 at 8:14 pm Could you imagine all those places that could've went to the REAL athletes and scholars? Reply kesayo says: March 30, 2019 at 4:37 am It doesn’t really matter what school they go to because they are rich. The parents just want to be able to tell their friends that their kid got into Stanford. Reply Foster Collins Porter says: April 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm I recommend any person looking for legit techie to help you figure out what really is going on with your lies filled relationship by spying on his mobile without trace,do not be misled by fake claims here is a man I have known since 2014 who can crack any database as well hack social media accounts.contact him on +1 5125964120 or Email- [email protected] Reply C W says: April 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm Universities accept money from the rich to pay for their schools. And attract students to their schools. Reply J Vangeel says: April 8, 2019 at 4:35 am Conspiracy Reply Mane Mane says: April 8, 2019 at 2:39 pm It’s all about connections. That’s the American dream. That’s what make individuals good at their jobs. Education doesn’t mean anything without the connections. Think Jewish lawyers for instance🤔 Reply Markie Hall says: April 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm Universities /Colleges need to do their OWN Home work and have all report cards from gr 9-12. No one gets BRILLIANT over night. Reply Thea Jones says: April 10, 2019 at 7:10 am Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've made your case,you've got Americans outraged, now do something about this. It's always the same; scandal, public outrage and then deafening silence. Reply William Wingo says: April 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm Ted Kennedy hired a ringer to take a test for him at Harvard and got thrown out. It didn't affect his later career much. Reply Jim Nesta says: April 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm What does ETS have to say about this? Many years ago I worked as a contract proctor in our school's testing and evaluation center and we would administer SATs, GREs, MCATs, LSATs … . How come nobody tried to slip me a few grand to help one of the test takers to cheat? Reply Jim Nesta says: April 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm What? You say the rich are lying and cheating to gain an advantage over the rest of the people who aren't lucky enough to have tons of money with which to bribe others. I'm shocked, absolutely shocked to hear of such a thing. Reply Jack of Blades says: April 17, 2019 at 8:01 am It wouldn’t surprise me if this happened to all top schools Reply Renee Lane says: April 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm It goes to the character of a person Reply barry poontang says: April 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm Jussie Smollette knows what' is going to happen, on the low. My prediction; settlements coming for those with testimony of the big bad guys criminal actions. Just as in Mullers investigation, they are building pressure on the target to fold his defence. Reply Alisha Byrd says: April 23, 2019 at 1:01 am Pitufull… All this means is that some parents are selfish and don't really think their kids can achieve things on their own Reply C W says: April 27, 2019 at 6:43 pm Singer is the problem. Reply [email protected] says: May 6, 2019 at 5:14 am I have a really hard time buying that these schools were all in the dark. Especially since they pride themselves on their cumulative intellect Reply Leonaza7 says: May 11, 2019 at 3:39 am Sources with knowledge of the investigation say the Schools themselves knew about the bribes. Reply terri a. mccurdy says: June 10, 2019 at 10:03 pm i hope felicity huffman did "when they see us" pro-bono; no charge… Reply ElMemoSupremeo Taco says: July 14, 2019 at 7:31 am You are all just mad that you’re broke Reply Judy Brown says: August 27, 2019 at 1:28 am Do the crime do the time. The kids new charge them Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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