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2035, 12 Mar 19

Massive College Bribery Scheme Exposed

Wow. 1% and whatnot.

Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents and coaches charged in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.

The scheme was uncovered by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston, and involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into these elite schools.

In many instances, the children were unaware that their parents had paid these tax-deductible bribes, according to federal documents.


2035, 12 March 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    How else did David Hogg get into Harvard?

    We should get to the bottom of that absurdity.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    4+ GPA, lots of extra-curricular activities, etc.

    How did you get into your college, GWB into his, trump into his…  ??

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    That article was a bile piece of excrement.

    A total liberal apologist for Harvard taking Hogg over much better qualified candidates.

    It smells of liberal privilege.

  4. Pat


    What are your thoughts about Jared Kushner getting into Harvard after his Daddy gave them 2.5 million dollars?

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    In cases above, the parents were cheating on SAT, ACT, etc.

    If Trump made a large donation to Harvard.   He is free to do that.

    If Harvard decided it was best to admit him because of the donation, that is on Harvard.

    I’d prefer that to putting a left wing nutjob to front of the line because he is a left wing nut job.

    Personally, Harvard is corrupt and I would not mind seeing the elitists that run Harvard taken down.

  6. Pat


    So Hogg getting into Harvard really isn’t so bad after all. I mean, no one took his SATs for him, and no one coughed up a bribe of 2.5 millon to get him in.

  7. Merlin

    Perhaps the FBI would like to shine a light on Harvard’s “favored admissions category” that allows dumb-as-a-post dual citizenship Americans to enroll as favored-status foreign grad students. Maybe also Columbia’s practice of doing the same. As long as they’re looking into fraud and all that stuff. But only if they have the time. Just sayin’.

  8. Mar

    This is wrong on so many fronts. I am a special education teacher and the thought of these rich thugs abusing special education really pisses me off.
    And then the fake athletes taking places of real athletes.
    I sure hope this is not going on in the military academies.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    Harvard is a private institution, so they can take, or reject anyone they want.  Just like private voucher schools here in WI.  Or do conservatives feel they have the right to tell Harvard who to accept/reject?

    The prospective students US military academies are nominated by federal politicians, or at least some of them.  At least the guys I went to HS with were back in the 60’s .

  10. Jason

    > Or do conservatives feel they have the right to tell Harvard who to accept/reject?


    Calm down Leroy, no one said anything close to that.  You should go back to reminiscing about your 1960’s high school years, all 5 of them.

  11. jjf

    Hey Kev, is an admissions policy that favors the kids of alumni a kind of privilege?

  12. Mar

    jjf, that’s a straw argument. That is a known factor as opposed to cheating to get in.
    Is it a privilege? Possibly but no different than affirmative action.

  13. Jason

    jjf is a potato headed straw man, so us regulars expect no better from him/her.

  14. jjf

    Mar, so one’s good, one’s bad?

  15. Le Roi du Nord


    Yup, they did (see above).

  16. Jason

    >Yup, they did (see above)

    Oh sorry, it was 6 years? My bad.

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    What, that all you got ?

  18. jjf

    Nope, he only potato.

  19. Jason

    >What, that all you got ?

    That’s all I need for a shrimpy old liberal like you.  After all you think you’re an employer because you pay taxes.

  20. Le Roi du Nord


    That comprehension thing doesn’t really work for you, does it.  Did you go to the same private school as k?   I’ll let you go on believing whatever you want, but it isn’t too late for you to get some help..   Adios.

  21. Kevin Scheunemann


    Coming from the guy who used taxpayer money for a payroll…thinking that is making a payroll.

    Remember when you claimed, foolishly, numerous times no mandates in wastewater treatment permit?

    Until you correct the foolishness of both those claims, You are in no position to challenge anyone else’s intellect.

  22. Le Roi du Nord

    Well k, it’s coming from a guy that knows the difference between a permit and a mandate.

    If you (your municipality) wants to externalize your liability (sewage) into something that doesn’t belong to you (waters of the state) you need a permit.  And that permit will have rules (conditions) to protect the owners of the surface waters (the state of WI), and other users of that water.  There are always alternatives available to the applicant; don’t generate sewage, generate less, or with lower pollutant levels, store it permanently in your own facility, private on-site systems, different processes, different discharge point, etc.   As the owner/operator you already know that, but for some pathological reason  you chose to perpetually lie about your personal experience.

    Produce the documentation and we can have a real discussion of factual information.  Your ill-informed anecdotes don’t go far in a fact based world.

  23. jjf

    Lordy, how many times did we hear “But I pay your salary!” when someone wanted to silence a public employee.

  24. Paul

    You’re not in a position to demand anything, Le Roi du Nord. Delete your account.

  25. Kevin Scheunemann


    That is still not making a payroll….and I think that complaint is stupid.

    You libs talk a good game but never have the money to cover the crap coming out of your posterior.

    Work, save, and invest….then you can pay people above market rates if you want.


  26. jjf

    Trillions on wars, hundreds of thousands dead.  Do you get worked up about that?

  27. Kevin Scheunemann

    I get worked up by us coddling evil, and making it worse, rather than destroying unrepentant evil.

  28. Le Roi du Nord


    You brought up your faux complaint about your WWTP, not me.  You going to provide proof of your claim, or just keeping playing your victim card?   Your move.

    And I have been working since the early 60’s, and still am.  Saved and invested as well.  Ironic that I don’t feel victimized, yet you do?  Is it a generational thing?  Were you brought up that way?  Genetic?  Or your choice to behave that way?  Tell us all about how you came to be a poster child for victimhood.

  29. Mar

    “Mar, so one’s good, one’s bad?” I think both are bad. People should get into college based on their accomplishments, not by money or skin color.

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