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Re: Lori Loughlin Indicted on College Cheating Plot


@barb40 wrote:

What a shame people feel so entitled they think they are above the law...


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And their kids are below the intellectual level to get admitted to college!  Says a lot for their style of parenting!

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@gardenman wrote:

I can state with a high degree of certainty that wealthy parents will do whatever it takes to get their kids into elite universities. They'll send them to private schools with good records of getting students admitted to elite universities. They'll hire private tutors to train their kids. They'll do whatever it takes. Is it so different to bribe a school official to achieve the same goal? When a performer gives millions to have a performing arts center built or updated and then their child goes to that same school, is it completely on that child's merit. No. When Regis Philbin's daughters went to Notre Dame was it because they were among the most qualified, or did Regis being a generous benefactor play a role? 


 

there is a BIG difference between hiring tutors/ sending a kid to private school and bribing a school official.

 

 


Exactly.

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Re: Lori Loughlin Indicted on College Cheating Plot

I think it is all despicable. Bad for the parents and the schools, but I really feel bad for the students(except Lori's daughter, the spoiled brat).  I like to give the benefit of doubt to some students. Maybe they are bad at testing or have some mental disability(dyslexia). Yes it has been happening forever but does not make it right.

 

I want them to print the other 48 people they are charging. It is unfair to single out the 2 stars just to bring media coverage of the issue.

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First, having served on admissions committees at an elite university, I can tell you that legacies (children of alumni) are NOT automatically admitted, despite what the parents may think. It’s Ironic that these well-to-do parents focus on admissions but do not seem to consider what happens afterwards. My main job function was to help students who were struggling. Getting into the university is step 1 of a multi-step process. If students who have no academic work ethic are admitted to universities that challenge them, they will flunk out if they don’t do the work.

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... and so much for “When Calls The Heart” and the appeal of the show to so many young people. Will be interesting to see how Hallmark handles her role in this show and many of their movies.
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Re: Lori Loughlin Indicted on College Cheating Plot

I wonder if Wm H Macy is also involved, Felicity's hubby?

He was just on The Talk last week talking about his wife and 2 daughters. 

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A far cry from Lori Loughlin's character on Full House. 

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@ALRATIBA wrote:

@barb40 wrote:

What a shame people feel so entitled they think they are above the law...


@barb40 

 

And their kids are below the intellectual level to get admitted to college!  Says a lot for their style of parenting!


 


@ALRATIBA    You're saying "the kids are below the intellectual level to get admitted to college!".  That's not true.  They couldn't be admitted to those specific elite schools.  That doesn't mean they couldn't get into any college.

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@grandma2pkmh wrote:

I think it is all despicable. Bad for the parents and the schools, but I really feel bad for the students(except Lori's daughter, the spoiled brat).  I like to give the benefit of doubt to some students. Maybe they are bad at testing or have some mental disability(dyslexia). Yes it has been happening forever but does not make it right.

 

I want them to print the other 48 people they are charging. It is unfair to single out the 2 stars just to bring media coverage of the issue.


Hi @grandma2pkmh:

 

CNBC did print the complete list but the article keeps crashing.  Lots of coaches on the list.  I found the people in charge of the ACT exams were on the list too.

 

I'm not surprised that this goes on but I am surprised the IRS is going after them.  IMO, they usually go after people who can't afford an attorney or politically motivated targets.  Time will tell what will happen.  Have a good evening.

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Re: Lori Loughlin Indicted on College Cheating Plot

According to the court papers, Loughlin’s husband sent an email to CW-1, a cooperating witness, that read, “We just met with [our older daughter’s] college counselor this am. I’d like to maybe sit with you after your session with the girls as I have some concerns and want to fully understand the game plan and make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to [our daughter]” on or about April 22, 2016. Loughlin was copied on the email.

 

In another email sent on or about July 24, 2016, CW-1 advised Giannulli that his older daughter’s academic qualifications were “at or just below the ‘low end’ of USC’s admission standards.”

 

“Thereafter, the Giannullis agreed with CW-1 to use bribes to facilitate her admission to USC as a recruited crew coxswain, even though she did not row competitively or otherwise participate in crew,’ the papers claim.

On September 7, 2016, Giannulli allegedly sent an e-mail attaching a photograph of his older daughter on an ergometer.

 

At the meeting, the subcommittee approved her conditional admission to the university.

 

Two days later, CW-1 emailed the fashion designer asking for him to send a $50,000 payment.

 

“On or about November 28, 2016, CW-1 sent Giannulli confirmation that his daughter had previously been admitted to USC based upon ‘records [that] indicate you have the potential to make a significant contribution to the intercollegiate athletic program.'”

 

On March 23, 2017, USC mailed their daughter a formal acceptance letter.

 

One week later, an invoice was sent to the Giannullis for $200,000.

“Thank you for your pledge to The Key Worldwide Foundation,” the invoice read. “Your pledge is now due. Our receipt will go out to you upon full payment.”

 

 

An employee of CW-1 allegedly sent the Giannullis a receipt from KWF “falsely indicating that ‘no goods or services were exchanged’ for the purported donation.”

CW-1 replied in an email asking if there is a “similar need” for their youngest daughter.

 

Loughlin allegedly responded, “Yes USC for [our younger daughter]!”

 

“On or about July 14, 2017, CW-1 e-mailed Janke directing her to prepare a crew profile for Giannullis’ younger daughter. Janke responded, “Ok sounds good. Please send me the pertinent information and I will get started,” the court docs claim. “CW-1 indicated that the profile would present their younger daughter falsely, as a crew coxswain for the L.A. Marina Club team, and requested that the Giannullis send an ‘action picture.'”

 

After the materials were sent, the subcommittee approved her conditional admission to the university.

 

CW-1 wrote, “Please continue to keep hush hush till March.” Loughlin allegedly responded, “Yes of course.”

 

“Approximately two weeks later, CW-1 directed the Giannullis to ‘send a $50,000 check to USC and the address is below,” the court papers read. “Additionally the rest of the $200,000 will be paid to our foundation after [your youngest daughter] receives final letter in March.”

 

A guidance counselor from the high school inquired of the younger daughter about her older sister’s athletic recruitment to USC, as the counselor did not believe either of the daughters participated in crew.

 

Loughlin allegedly wrote, “[Our younger daughter] has not submitted all her [college] apps and is confused on how to do so. I want to make sure she gets those in, as I don’t want to call any attention to [her] with our little friend at [her high school.] Can you tell us how to proceed?”

 

CW-1 responded by directing an employee to submit the applications on behalf of their daughter.

 

Her formal acceptance letter was mailed around March 23, 2018.

 

CW-1 informed Giannulli that the IRS was auditing KWF.

 

“They’re looking at all the payments,” he said in a voice recording. “So they asked me about your 2 payments of $200,000. I’m not gonna say anything about your payments going to Donna Heinel at USC to get the girls in USC, through crew.”

 

He then informed Giannulli to make sure their “stories are the same” in that the $400,000 was paid “to help underserved kids.”

 

CW-1 had a similar conversation with Loughlin, who agreed with the story.

 

 

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