Nationwide College Cheating Scandal - Actresses, Business Owners Charged, Mar 2019 - #2

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  1. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the college students would be expected to testify against their parents? At least the ones who took a plea are spared that situation. I don't see how the family can really recover and be a real family after this mess.
     
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    Wentworth, Locked Up, Women in Prison, Bad Girls, Beyond Scared Straight, Lock Up Lori.
     
  3. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    Hollywood style, The Lion King, 1994:

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  4. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if any of these families ever even discussed what might happen if they were exposed. Seems not. Seems as though they were all just carrying on through life in the ways that one does, with too much money and a missing conscious...you want a thing, so you pay $.
     
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    I also wonder if they really have any close friends. I guess I imagine their friends have similar goals, values, behaviors etc. i.e....it seems it's all about appearance, status, possessions, money, fame. material things. What an empty life really.....what about integrity, character, charity, honesty, self respect, respect for others etc. ?
     
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  6. Pi Thoughts

    Pi Thoughts Well-Known Member

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    Lori Loughlin's daughter has followed her lead and deleted her Instagram account amid the college admissions scam.

    Isabella Giannulli has kept a low profile since the scandal involving her mum and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, made headlines last month, but now it's clear she wants to further distance herself from the drama surrounding the biggest admissions scam in US history.

    It's not known when the 20-year-old deleted her profile, but a quick search of her name on the photo-sharing app comes up with a 'Sorry, this page isn't available' message.

    Lori Loughlin's eldest daughter reacts to college admissions scandal
     
  7. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Talk about a misleading headline, lol. She has not reacted at all, just apparently deleted her Instagram account. I guess in a way you could call that reacting, but IMO that's not what most people would get from the clickbait, uhm I mean headline. MOO

    Something I have read before, and is also in this quoted link, is the following: "A lot of Olivia's friends have been telling her not to be mad at her parents since they were just trying to do the best they could for her, but she doesn't listen. Olivia feels she is the victim".

    For me, this gives me more insight in how 'their circles' think and approach life. If it is at all true, because, you know, 'sources'. But if Olivia's friends are trying to tell her that her parents were just trying to do the best they could for her, they're apparently also used to this being completely normal? Break and bend the rules, break and bend the laws, life's a struggle, we're all just trying to get by? It's so insulting. Besides the fact that the best thing any parent can give their child is a straight head and some morals. But heck, that's just my opinion.

    JMO
     
  8. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    This daughter definitely knew and had to have been 18 years old because she was initially denied in 2017 and accepted in Spring 2019:

    Robert "Bob" Zangrillo, founder and CEO of a Miami-based private investment firm focused on venture capital and real estate investments, is facing federal charges in the college admissions bribery scandal.

    Federal prosecutors are accusing Zangrillo, who graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business, of conspiring to bribe athletic department officials at the University of Southern California to designate his daughter as an athletic recruit, so she could be admitted after she was rejected in 2017.

    According to the criminal complaint, Zangrillo wanted Mikaela Sanford to secretly take classes on behalf of his daughter, so that the grades Sanford earned in Zangrillo's daugher's name could be submitted to USC as part of her application.

    "If you can do the biology thing, just makes sure it gets done as quickly as possible, so
    we have a backup plan for the conditional [acceptance to USC], and then you do the best you can to overturn the art history [grade]," Zangrillo said, according to investigator' recorded conversation.

    According to an FBI Special Agent, Zangrillo's daughter submitted a transfer application February 2018 claiming that she rowed crew at a club for an average of 44 hours per week for 15 weeks per year, and that she was taking classes at a number of schools, including Santa Monica College, Rio Salado College, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    "I will take her. You guys help us; We will help you. I’ll take her, I just need her to finish all these credits," the USC crew coach said, while agreeing to designate her as a purported recruit to the crew team, according to investigator's recorded conversation.

    Investigators say the coach advocated for Zangrillo's daughter and placed her on their VIP list for transfers, and on June 14, 2018 USC admitted her as a transfer student beginning in the spring semester of 2019.

    Miami developer Robert 'Bob' Zangrillo charged in college admissions scam

    ZANGRILLO’s daughter inquired, in substance, what CW-1 was doing about an ‘F’ grade that she had received in an art history class she had taken. CW-1 explained that he had [arranged for someone to retake the class].’ CW-1 asked if this plan made sense. ZANGRILLO and his daughter both replied, ‘Yes.’

    ZANGRILLO then inquired, in substance, whether Sanford could take his daughter’s biology class as well. Sanford replied that she was ‘happy to assist.’ ZANGRILLO added: ‘If you can do the biology thing, just makes sure it gets done as quickly as possible, so we have a backup plan for the conditional [acceptance to USC and then you do the best you can to overturn the art history grade].’

    9 Revealing Moments From the College-Admissions Indictment
     
  9. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    The sources keep on talking, here's a new defensive one, these people keep playing stupid:

    Olivia and Isabella "didn't realize the extreme" lengths their parents went to get them into USC, ET's source said. They thought that the half a million dollars their parents allegedly "donated" were going to scholarships for students actually on the crew team, ET's source furthered.

    How Olivia Jade Feels About Lori Loughlin and Testifying Against Her in Court
     
  10. Simply Southern

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    Everyday for the past few weeks, the local newspaper has several athletes on the front page signing to various colleges. NOT ONE, yes not one single academic student is featured for scholarships or acceptance into college!!! High school teachers are encouraged and at times forced to pass/change grades for athletes.

    The system is broke!!! It has become a way for the rich to gain entry and athletes that can barely pass are given a full ride. All of the national sports are using colleges to feed the sport. Colleges are spending vass amounts of money on stadiums, buses, private plane trips, etc. College athletic programs are a financial loss for most colleges.

    When did colleges loose site of the business of education and become the MAIN source to feed players for national sports? And NOW, the rich are using sports to gain entry into colleges.

    Smart kids don't stand a chance these days!!!!
     
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    Well, that certainly clears up a lot about Miss Zangrillo, because I was wondering how art history fit into the grand scheme of things; and I was also wondering how it was possible that anyone could fail it (guess I had glossed over the transfer part).

    Now I think it's extremely plausible she failed it because she never did any of the work involved (I imagine a lot of essays, as someone who took art history under an actual gallery owner and professional artist), which would fit with the rest of the picture of a spoiled kidult of entitled character.

    Also, I do think it's possible for there to be a scenario where parents said to their children, "Remember Legally Blonde? We're going to do something kind of like that, where we set you up in front of this crew machine or scull. That'll make you look sporty!", and the kids bought it.

    I don't think it's possible for there to be such a scenario where parents told children that, and a scenario where children knew that money was changing hands and being funneled into the crew team; so good luck with that defense, young Gianullis.
     
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    Of course! It's high priced PR.

    And I love how they try to spin being part of a nationwide, systemic scam that affects all sorts of applicants "a family matter."

    Sure, bud.

    In other news, we don't hear about the other families very much. Here's a daughter who got onto UCLA's soccer team with no experience. Poor thing actually played on the practice team a while before stopping. (Funny but she has the face of a soccer player to me!).

    The parents are pivotal players in this. They are the only ones to fully cooperate with the prosecution in order to take down others, and struck deals with the Feds.

    As the article shows, there's no way their daughter didn't know this was a scam. Her bio is fraudulent.

    Meet The Fraudulent NCAA Women’s Soccer National Runner-Up Who Never Actually Played Soccer

    This is the second of their daughters to get in via a "side door" and the parents were working on the third.

    Their first choice for their daughter was USC (of course) but her application accidentally got sent into the regular admissions track:

    " Hilariously, Isackson’s parents tried to get her into USC first, but a “clerical error” put her in the admissions pile with non-athletes, so she didn’t stand a chance of getting in and the family tried UCLA, with Khosroshahin reportedly passing on the fake athletic profile to Salcedo."

    There's a great LA Times article about them today and their deal but you have to have a subscription. I have it in print.

    ETA: Suddenly its accessible. Good article on how they're cooperating. The only ones to do so:

    These wealthy parents are cooperating with prosecutors in college admissions scandal
     

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  14. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Oh, Lori, now finger pointing your husband?!?

    Lori Loughlin’s Friends ‘Don’t Like’ Her Husband Mossimo Giannulli

    Is Mossimo Giannulli to blame? Amid the nationwide college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin’s friends are pointing fingers at her husband of 21 years.

    “Everyone feels bad for her,” a source saaid. “They think the situation was something concocted by her husband.”

    The fashion designer has never been a favorite among her pals, according to the source: “Her friends don’t like him.”
     
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    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Another college scam:

    A former employee at Delaware State University allegedly took more than $70,000 in bribes to give students discounts on their tuition.

    Crystal Martin, 35, who once worked as a registrar at the public university, told a court on Tuesday that she accepted money from out-of-state students to reclassify them as in-state residents.

    The scheme took place between 2013 and 2017 and cost the college more than $3 million, according to prosecutors.

    Martin told Delaware District Court that more than 100 students had their student status changed, and that they usually paid between $300 and $600 for the forgery.

    University registrar faces 10 years in prison for involvement in college bribery scheme | Daily Mail Online

    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
     
  16. neesaki

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    Something like this actually occurred to me but I’m still a bit surprised to read it. Wonder who the source is.

    Also, about some of their furniture being loaded into a moving van, why didn’t the paparazzi follow the van to see where it ended up? I can’t believe they didn’t.
     
  17. Inthedetails

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    That makes me mad too! People: don't take bribes! Just say no.

    In this case, at least it probably wasn't rich kids who weren't qualified to attend who benefited. It was likely students who couldn't afford out-of-state tuition but were indeed academically qualified. Not that it's okay.

    The thing is, there is an easy way to qualify for in-state tuition - just delay attending until you fulfill the residency requirements. That's what my husband and I did for grad school - just live in the state awhile. Not that hard.

    jmo
     
  18. Suglo

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    I think there is a possibility that some of the furniture in their house was staging furniture for the sale of the house. Maybe they’re trying to cut down on expenses. (Yes I watch Million Dollar Listing LA/NY on Bravo :oops:)
     
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    ... “a prosecution that wants nothing more than to put a notch in their belt “. I could be wrong but they might want to consider a different approach than to be throwing out accusations against the prosecution. Jmo
     
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    So gross.
     
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