Evidently, money does opens doors, especially to some of the nation’s most elite universities and colleges.
On Tuesday, news began leaking from the Department of Justice that about 50 people, including a number of notable celebrities, that have been named as being part of what they are calling a scam but seems more like bribery.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been named as parent who paid large amounts of money to get their kids admitted to elite colleges and universities.
Others were named as part of a group that paid lots of money to have someone fix their children’s SAT and ACT scores.
Some of those named in the DOJ investigated scandal have already been charged with crimes, but others like Huffman and her husband William H. Macy have not yet been charged.
Fox News – College admissions cheating scheme: 3 bizarre details from the complaint – “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and “Full House” alum Lori Loughlin were allegedly among the 50 charged in what is said to be the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department — but the star-studded suspects aren’t the only details that have intrigued the public.
Bizarre details from a nearly 270-page complaint started to trickle out Tuesday, sparking a variety of reactions online.
California resident William Rick Singer was pinpointed as the “ringleader” of the scandal, allegedly helping wealthy parents get their children admitted to some of the nation’s most elite schools — such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, among others — through bribes, according to unsealed court documents. Some individuals purportedly paid close to $6.5 million to secure a place for their children in top tier schools…
Someone on the news commented that for every one of these privileged kids that had their way into these elite colleges by their parents, there was a fully qualified student who was rejected and denied the chance to attend these prestigious colleges.
Who knows what impact this will have on these denied students’ careers.
Some are already asking what this will do to the careers of some of these individuals.
Lori Loughlin, after leaving Full House has been starring in the Garage Sales Mysteries on the Hallmark Channel, but will that all come crashing down on Loughlin?
If so, it not only affects her career but the careers of the other regular stars on the shows.
So often, people of privilege have no clue as to how many people their selfish actions will impact.
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