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  1. Cheating is not the right thing to do; however, the news regarding the situation doesn't cover the entire story. I haven't heard if the parents were solicited by these "cheat" artists. It does sound like what any parent would do to help their children. In a way, these parents were taken advantage of. In a moment of weakness, any parent could have been taken advantage of to help their children. I hold reservations until the entire story is played out. Wait and see.

  2. CEO's and Lawyers…no mention of them. How many students? How long have they been doing it? Pretty shallow reporting…or is it on purpose?

  3. It's almost surprising that college payoffs are considered news. But why are authorities only going after actors and actresses who do this, not the rich Republicans and business people who've been getting their kids into Ivy League schools and other colleges by this means for many, many decades? This is just a political ploy to discredit and punish "liberals," no doubt.

    Colleges welcome rich kids because rich families will often donate money for generations, assuring that their kids and grandkids can attend that college. Some such kids may meet the entry requirements, but I'm sure that others would be rejected, were it not for these financial "donations." These are rarely outright "bribes," but they have the same effect as bribes. No matter how many people get punished for this, the practice will continue, and rich kids will always have a better chance for getting into the college of their choice than those who are less fortunate.

    In fact, colleges try to recruit rich kids whose family members are not alumni and presumably not yet financial contributors to the school. I know of a Presidential (full ride) Scholarship that a college offered to a girl whose parents could have paid the tuition of every kid at the college. The girl met the academic qualifications for the scholarship, but had no financial need for it. It was offered purely as a recruitment tool, I think, in hopes that this family would become alumni and thus financial donors to the college.

    These "donations" are probably a necessity for colleges that want to offer the best quality education — some of the money is used for better facilities and for salaries that will lure the best professors and researchers to work there. It works out for both the rich and the colleges, because colleges with the most money can afford the best teachers and facilities and can thus offer a better education. Having a lot of wealthy, well known alumni also makes a college seem superior to those that cannot boast of this. And people who get the best education — even if it was due to parental payoffs, not the students' own efforts — go on to earn the most money and thus can donate the most money to the college. It's an ongoing cycle that's practiced by public and private colleges alike.

    Yes, the poor and middle class get shafted by this practice, but that's not news, either.

  4. So did they even get arrested and have to go through the booking process or did they just show up in front of a judge and paid a bond? Yet another perk of the rich.

  5. Think we need to bring back the public guillotine and put there Fallen head's on Poles for public display! Cheating your way to wealth is the worse form of Cancer in the entire world.

  6. Worse part of buying these brats credentials with big bucks, they'll be more ignorant and dummer when there party time burns there brain cells and might be the Dr's, airline engineer, or God forbid, the next Nancy Pants Pelosi or President Bush, Clinton or worse, what we have now

  7. This is out of control! Stop giving these D.A's the power you give them when you put them as your idols up on a pedestal to ADMIRE.
    STOP BUYING THERE SERVICE, PRODUCT or SONG'S/ MOVIES! There no better than yourselfs

  8. This,, my fine friends, is your MAGA Trump type of world.
    Half a million bucks is more than most of the hardest working people in this MAGA country will ever make in there life time.

  9. No surprise here.. how many parents that arent famous but still wealthy enough doing the same thing? its hard for a privileged rich kid to want to earn somthing since they are given everything very easily

  10. Kick out the ones already in for cheating. No way they did not know their parents cheated to get them in. Teach them an important lesson.

  11. Elaine Choa is Mitch McConnell's wife. Criminals in charge of the government not wanting to hold one of their own accountable. Shocking!


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