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Well, coupled with the trillion dollars student loan debt, it appears those sheepskins have been cheapened for years.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/12/702539140/u-s-accuses-actresses-others-of-fraud-in-wide-college-admissions-scandal

Years, because I'm cynical and these are the only ones who got caught.

My guess is Hallmark will drop Lori like a college kid with an 8am physics class

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:o

Her Bond:

A day after "Full House" star Lori Loughlin was ensnared in a bombshell college admissions investigation, a judge ruled Wednesday the actress can be released on $1 million bond.

As part of her bond arrangement, the 54-year-old is being permitted to travel within the continental U.S. as well as British Columbia, where she is currently filming. She will have to surrender her passport in November when her projects are expected to wrap.

Hubby's bond:

On Tuesday, Giannulli appeared in court and was released on $1 million bond, secured by the couple's home. The judge ordered that Giannulli restrict his travel to the continental United States and surrender his passport.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/lori-loughlin-college-bribery-scandal-charges

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The rich and famous using their money and position to get benefits not available to the rest of us?  Say it ain't so! 

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4 hours ago, peejman said:

The rich and famous using their money and position to get benefits not available to the rest of us?  Say it ain't so! 

It ain't so.

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The only thing I find surprising is that somebody actually made a big deal out of this and people are getting arrested. Its no news that everything in this country can be bought by those who can meet the price. Frankly, I'm really not that interested. Much ado about nothing to me.  :waiting:

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Cheat and get caught, I think it is great, about time!!! Makes me wonder how many in .gov did the same thing to get into collage.

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Seems to me that 1 million each is a bit excessive though.  I don't see these people being big flight risks.  The Prosecutors are just making a big deal out of it for the publicity.

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11 minutes ago, Moped said:

Seems to me that 1 million each is a bit excessive though.  I don't see these people being big flight risks.  The Prosecutors are just making a big deal out of it for the publicity.

Exactly, rich AND famous.

Elites have been doing openly for years, going through the front door with grants and donations.

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15 minutes ago, A.J. Holst said:

Elites have been doing openly for years, going through the front door with grants and donations.

This is what's so weird about this whole case.  Most colleges are pretty open about the fact that they give special consideration to children of major donors.  Instead of paying a crook to help your kid cheat on the admissions test, you could simply pay the university to endow a professorship or to create a new scholarship fund, and your kid could get admitted with no problem.  And it's entirely legal.  These people wanted to go the back door route and commit a crime when it wasn't necessary.

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1 hour ago, Whisper said:

This is what's so weird about this whole case.  Most colleges are pretty open about the fact that they give special consideration to children of major donors.  Instead of paying a crook to help your kid cheat on the admissions test, you could simply pay the university to endow a professorship or to create a new scholarship fund, and your kid could get admitted with no problem.  And it's entirely legal.  These people wanted to go the back door route and commit a crime when it wasn't necessary.

Figure they were trying to get a discount on a legacy admission.  

At most of the schools in question, it would take at least $10M to put your name on a building these days.  That’s a high price to pay when you can just bribe someone instead.  

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2 hours ago, Moped said:

Seems to me that 1 million each is a bit excessive though.  I don't see these people being big flight risks.  The Prosecutors are just making a big deal out of it for the publicity.

I found that to be a rather large bond as well.

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Some of the bribes were sent in through a phony charity.  Then they deducted the charitable donation on their taxes.  That is going to cause them more problems than the bribe and could be why the bond was so high.

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Mac is on to something, I think the reason for the backdoor is the elites of these Centers of Higher Learning want the "right" names on buildings and grants.

Movie stars, fashion designers, and the noveau riche need not apply.

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I hope those that are convicted of a crime get what they deserve.  I also hope to see the finite resources of federal law enforcement prioritized a bit more usefully going forward.

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Is this any worse than the college football players leaving with degrees when they can barely red and write?

 

Who here would like to read a thesis written by Marshawn Lynch or Albert Haynesworth?

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22 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

Is this any worse than the college football players leaving with degrees when they can barely red and write?

 

Who here would like to read a thesis written by Marshawn Lynch or Albert Haynesworth?

Maybe by Albert. 

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Myself, I hope they can dig far enough that they find a bunch of political senators and representatives that have done the same thing.

Bought and paid for, how would you like to have surgery from one of those fine students?

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On 3/14/2019 at 5:34 AM, RED333 said:

Cheat and get caught, I think it is great, about time!!! Makes me wonder how many in .gov did the same thing to get into collage.

 

I've personally always found it really easy to make it into a collage.   Especially if I'm the one making it.   Facebook does it for you all the time now.   


 

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Being rich and famous doesn’t seem to help much anymore; it appears it is quite the opposite.

Its funny that the Feds socked them with $1M bond after the state just passed laws doing away with bonds, claiming it is unconstitutional.

Everyone is not equal; there are winners and Losers, and rich and poor.

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