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    That Olivia Jade girl seems like a real beacon of intelligence. I wonder if she bought a ticket to Fyre Festival. Also assuming she was getting a great kickback from Amazon Prime for that lovely ad she gave via interview about her college "digs".
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    Parents Photoshopped Teens into Sports Pictures and Paid More Than $500,000 in 'Bribes' to USC

    From doctoring photos to writing large checks, a criminal complaint reveals the lengths to which parents went to get their children into universities including University of Southern California, Yale, Georgetown, and Stanford.

    Federal court records unsealed Tuesday in Boston accuse 50 people — including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman — of taking part in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

    According to the complaint, two of the accused, Devin Sloane and Elisabeth Kimmel, even went as far as having sports pictures of their children photoshopped, creating phony athletic profiles, and paying more than $200,000 so their children could attend USC.

    Sloane, who owns several businesses — including a Los Angeles-based drinking water and wastewater systems provider — allegedly worked with USC’s senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel to present his son as a recruit to the school’s men’s water polo team, thus facilitating his admission to USC, according to the affidavit.

    However, Sloane’s son did not play water polo competitively. So, according to the documents, Sloane purchased water polo gear through Amazon and an email revealed that Sloane worked with a graphic designer to create photos of his son playing the sport.

    “Any chance to put him in a setting that looks like an outdoor [polo] pool?” Sloane asked, according to the complaint. In another email, the designer sent a doctored photo of Sloane’s son with his right arm and torso above the water line. The designer asked if the photo was suitable.

    When the photos were finished, the designer sent well wishes with a simple, “Hope this works.”

    Then, Heinel allegedly instructed Sloane to send a check for $50,000 to USC and pay $200,000 to The Key Worldwide Foundation, the school’s college prep foundation — which is 501c3 organization exempt from paying federal income tax, according to the documents. Laura Janke, who is listed as USC’s women’s soccer assistant coach, was allegedly instructed to create an athlete profile for Sloane’s son based on information Sloane gave her.

    Sloane did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

    In a statement, USC officials said that the school is participating in the “ongoing wide-ranging criminal investigation,” adding that the institution has “not been accused of any wrongdoing.” The officials noted that faculty involved hid their actions from the university.

    “USC is conducting an internal investigation and will take employment actions as appropriate,” the statement continued. “USC is in the process of identifying any funds received by the university in connection with this alleged scheme. Additionally, the university is reviewing its admissions processes broadly to ensure that such actions do not occur going forward.”

    Both Janke and Heinel have been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of racketeering conspiracy. Janke and Heinel’s participation in the scam was wide-ranging, according to the documents.

    Kimmel, who owns a media company, is accused of bribing Georgetown University officials on behalf of her daughter as a tennis player and USC officials to gain her son’s admission as a track and field recruit. There is neither a record of her daughter playing tennis competitively nor her son participating in high school track and field.

    Still, Kimmel presented her son as a pole vaulter, and Janke was asked to find “pole vaulter pics” for a phony athletic profile, according to the documents. The profile included a photo of what was stated to be Kimmel’s son pole vaulting. However, the athlete in the photo is not Kimmel’s son, the affidavit states.

    Between October 2017 and March 2018, the Meyer Charitable Foundation, in which Kimmel and her husband serve as officers, made a pair of donations to USC and the KWF totaling $250,000, according to the court documents.

    Kimmel’s son was admitted to the school that March. PEOPLE was unable to immediately reach Kimmel for comment.

    Boston U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced at a Tuesday press conference that 50 people have been indicted in the scam on charges include punishments for cheating on college entrance exams. He described the situation as “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the department of justice.”

    Some named in the court documents allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, UCLA, the University of San Diego, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale, according to federal prosecutors.

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    paid bribes of up to $6 million
    Does anybody know if Jaden Smith has been accepted into Caltech?

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    How wdumb is your kid that you have to pay 6 mill. just to get in. You'd think that kind of money could buy you a degree.
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    woah this is crazy
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Does anybody know if Jaden Smith has been accepted into Caltech?
    Why would he want that? According to his wiki page "In 2013, Smith raised controversy when he criticized traditional education and advised people to drop out of school". Oh, wait, probably Olivia Jade advised him to go there so he could partyyyy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    I'm beginning to think America isn't a meritocracy but a place where money rules and the rich rig the system to stay on top.
    beginning?

    i'm seeing more white/rich privelige everywhere. ugh

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    Why Affirmative Action is still necessary Exhibit A.
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    Better hope Notorious RBG stays healthy another two years.

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    I saw this and thought it was a joke. Two people I would never expect. I wondered why so many celebs got into great schools. I naively thought they were smart and could juggle Hollywood and school. I wouldn't be surprised if the only one in Hollywood that deserves to get into college was Mayim Bialik
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    and winnie cooper!

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    1. he details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
      Appendix
      The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:
      The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:
      The following defendants were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

      1. William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
      2. Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
      3. Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;
      4. John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
      5. David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.
      6. Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
      7. Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University;
      8. William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
      9. Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
      10. Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
      11. Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
      12. Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
      13. Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
      14. Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
      15. Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
      16. Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
      17. Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.
      18. Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin
      19. Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
      20. Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
      21. Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
      22. Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
      23. Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
      24. Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
      25. Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
      26. I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
      27. Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
      28. Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
      29. Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
      30. Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
      31. Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
      32. Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
      33. Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
      34. Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
      35. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
      36. Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
      37. Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
      38. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;
      39. Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
      40. Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
      41. Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
      42. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
      43. William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
      44. Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
      45. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
      46. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
      47. Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
      48. John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
      49. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
      50. Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.

    Source: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/a...ating-athletic
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    This is so shady, and I am so disappointed in Felicity Huffman.
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    omg.

    so many rich communities that are burbs of SF. hillsborough, atherton, mill valley!

    and mcglashan is from an old mill valley family. i'll have to keep my ears open for local spin.... dude's part of a legacy mill valley family. the dead brother (a local greenie) even has a set of stairs named after him:

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    This is nuts, what the hell?
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