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Celebs charged after FBI investigation on bribery in college admissions

So Jared wasn't the first, you don't say? "As for Loughli trijocker03/12/19
Bribing someone to get into USC seems kind of a waste of mon therewillbeblood03/12/19
Even USC has median SAT profile requirements, unless you're trijocker03/12/19
Right, but why risk it for USC when with even reasonable SAT therewillbeblood03/12/19
Children of celebrities are not going to have "reasonable SA theimmigrant03/13/19
HAHA lucapacioli03/12/19
That's great, no need for jail, just give them to immigrant wolfman03/12/19
Or nunchucks and throwing stars. Do not mess with the Tiger trijocker03/12/19
Violation of the Eighth Amendment bro. cavebro03/12/19
1011 phosita03/12/19
These rich people are going to prison and their children wil cowgod03/12/19
Lol superttthero03/12/19
"The indictment says the daughter was given twice the amount imoothereforeim03/12/19
Disabilities give you extra time, not having a paid proctor trijocker03/12/19
Is Malria Obama on the list? gazoo03/12/19
Jerry Lundegaard paid to get his kid in somewhere? What the inindiana03/12/19
"I answered the darn - I'm cooperating here" gazoo03/12/19
Guess we know what he needed the money for from that deal fo inindiana03/12/19
Guess we know why he filched all that money from GMAC inindiana03/12/19
How dumb are these kids? imoothereforeim03/12/19
The daughter on the left has a Youtube channel, so pretty du whatnext03/12/19
I'm fishing for phosita. imoothereforeim03/12/19
So she's a wannabe billionaire Kylie Jenner? Probably will trijocker03/12/19
Amazon decked her room out for free, so I guess she's on to whatnext03/12/19
Hmmm, maybe Amazon is partners with her on her makeup thing trijocker03/12/19
You’re supposed to bribe the school through donations. You jorgedeclaro03/12/19
"You’re supposed to bribe the school through donations." whatnext03/12/19
People said Loughlin's hubby took a cheap shot at ASU ASU l trijocker03/12/19
People said Loughlin's hubby took a cheap shot at ASU ASU l trijocker03/12/19
I'LL STILL GO ASS SLIDING WITH LORI LOUGHLIN lucapacioli03/12/19
This is correct. midlaw03/12/19
Have they considered Native American instead of bribes? The imoothereforeim03/12/19
Not at Stanford, when they call the NAS out at the annual po trijocker03/12/19
Wow. I'd like to nominate this post for the Offensive Post imoothereforeim03/12/19
What's wrong with it? Somewhere I've got photos. My point w trijocker03/12/19
Do they also do tomahawk chops in the stand? imoothereforeim03/12/19
You're thinking of the Atlanta Braves trijocker03/12/19
Loughlin and Huffman are now in custody in LA. Hopefully Mr trijocker03/12/19
One of Aunt Becky's daughters is pretty hot and will likely superttthero03/12/19
Corrupt ~ Fraudulent ~ RIGGED but what else is new? Preps exnite03/12/19
Rich people cheating?!? I would never believe that! triplesix03/12/19
The problem is really these people cheated poorly. If you c imoothereforeim03/12/19
Bootstraps! Network! midlaw03/12/19
I saw many millennials do it... Why do you hate and want to triplesix03/12/19
Rich people deserve to be able to cheat. They worked so hard gladigotaphdinstead03/12/19
It just ain't fair to make their kids have to compete. triplesix03/12/19
Competition is for the serfs. The point of privilege is to i midlaw03/12/19
From Andrew Lelling, the US attorney on this: "We're not superttthero03/12/19
lol. but preventing the big fraud will drag the economy whiteguyinchina03/12/19
There are so many actresses who were denied lucrative career gazoo03/12/19
Some Biglaw partner was also charged today If you are a sen trijocker03/12/19
Intelligence is pretty much inherited from the mother. doublefriedchicken03/12/19
Stop calling my kids DUMB! wutwutwut03/14/19
He looks like Emperor Palpatine. cavebro03/12/19
He was the toughest negotiator of all the parents. The FBI trijocker03/12/19
how stupid can they be to not have their housekeeper or butl whiteguyinchina03/12/19
Or your lawyer-they'll do anything for money. And while his toooldtocare03/12/19
Donny Jr was attacked all day on Twitter After he posted ab trijocker03/12/19
Song as old as rhyme. gladigotaphdinstead03/13/19
This is how Trump got into Wharton and probably the other co exnite03/12/19
1m bond? This is absurd https://www.hollywoodreporter.co whatnext03/13/19
Poor rich people 😥 triplesix03/13/19
She must not be cooperating. Felicity Huffman got out on sig cowgod03/13/19
I assume it's because she's filming in Canada, but still. whatnext03/13/19
Wow. I'm surprised to hear she's still working. She still lo cowgod03/13/19
There's a weird nuclear arms race for Christmas content amon whatnext03/13/19
That does not seem fair, Huffman pays 15k and has a 250 k bo trijocker03/13/19
Only admit strictly based on phenotype and Clique, i.e. Prep exnite03/13/19
Loughlin chooses IP lit partner as she lawyers up. Odd choi trijocker03/13/19
No sympathy from Pocahontas. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/201 gazoo03/14/19
Two Stanford students are bringing a putative class action s jorgedeclaro03/14/19
They're mad because they "only" got into Stanford but not US wutwutwut03/14/19



trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:11 am)

So Jared wasn't the first, you don't say?

"As for Loughlin, she and her husband -- Mossimo Giannulli, the founder of Mossimo clothing -- reportedly paid $500,000 to have their 2 daughters designated as recruits for the crew team at USC ... despite the fact they did not actually participate in crew. "
One consultant even volunteered to have the answers changed on the SAT for another family.
"As for Huffman, she and her husband, William H. Macy, allegedly made a charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in a college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of their eldest daughter. The indictment says the daughter was given twice the amount of time to take the SAT as other students and the paid proctor agreed to secretly correct her answers afterwards."





https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-accuses-wealthy-parents-including-celebrities-in-college-entrance-bribery-scheme/2019/03/12/d91c9942-44d1-11e9-8aab-95b8d80a1e4f_story.html.


https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/12/felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin-arrested-college-admissions-bribery-scam/

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therewillbeblood (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:21 am)

Bribing someone to get into USC seems kind of a waste of money. I mean, Yale and Stanford maybe, but USC?

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:25 am)

Even USC has median SAT profile requirements, unless you're an athlete or rich

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therewillbeblood (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm)

Right, but why risk it for USC when with even reasonable SATs you can get into any number of fancy schools.

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theimmigrant (Mar 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm)

Children of celebrities are not going to have "reasonable SATs," they are going to be spoiled ne'er do wells who leverage either phenotype or parents' money with ~1000 SAT scores. They are not Nerds, or Losers, they are basically Preps.

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lucapacioli (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:29 am)

HAHA

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wolfman (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:27 am)

That's great, no need for jail, just give them to immigrant Asian parents armed with rocks and clubs for one hour.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:35 am)

Or nunchucks and throwing stars.
Do not mess with the Tiger moms and dads.

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cavebro (Mar 12, 2019 - 3:56 pm)

Violation of the Eighth Amendment bro.

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phosita (Mar 12, 2019 - 11:33 am)

1011



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cowgod (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:06 pm)

These rich people are going to prison and their children will be forever stigmatized and destitute!!

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superttthero (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:06 pm)

Lol

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:08 pm)

"The indictment says the daughter was given twice the amount of time to take the SAT as other students"


Does SAT gives extra time for "medical" causes as LSAT? If so then these rich people are doing it wrong.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:16 pm)

Disabilities give you extra time, not having a paid proctor correct your answers after the test.

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gazoo (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:10 pm)

Is Malria Obama on the list?

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inindiana (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:11 pm)

Jerry Lundegaard paid to get his kid in somewhere? What the Christ, should’ve just become a Gopher.

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gazoo (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:14 pm)

"I answered the darn - I'm cooperating here"

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inindiana (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm)

Guess we know what he needed the money for from that deal for the parking lot in Wayzata

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inindiana (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm)

Guess we know why he filched all that money from GMAC

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:16 pm)

How dumb are these kids?



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whatnext (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:18 pm)

The daughter on the left has a Youtube channel, so pretty dumb I'd guess. Apparently she bragged in one vid that she got into USC, but probably wouldn't be spending that much time in class.

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm)

I'm fishing for phosita.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm)

So she's a wannabe billionaire Kylie Jenner?
Probably will make more with her Youtubers and Instagram followers than at biz school at USC.

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whatnext (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:35 pm)

Amazon decked her room out for free, so I guess she's on to something. I'd like to retract my pretty dumb comment, she seems to be ahead of the game

https://twitter.com/g_bluestone/status/1105488137915154432

Also, lol at an OJ decoration at USC

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm)

Hmmm, maybe Amazon is partners with her on her makeup thing
What an embarrassment for Amazon! Room looks very blah for a college kid

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jorgedeclaro (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:20 pm)

You’re supposed to bribe the school through donations. You can’t do directly to the source and bribe the admissions office gal or the SAT proctor. That’s bad form.

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whatnext (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm)

"You’re supposed to bribe the school through donations."

A US Attorney basically said that's all good

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1105493852578697217

"We're not talking about donating a building...we're talking about fraud."

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:52 pm)

People said Loughlin's hubby took a cheap shot at ASU
ASU law school is in the twenty ranks now I believe.


"Mossimo, who was also charged, took a cheap shot at one university. According to the indictment, he wrote an email saying he wanted to "make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to [our daughter] and getting her into a school other than ASU!"

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:52 pm)

People said Loughlin's hubby took a cheap shot at ASU
ASU law school is in the twenty ranks now I believe.


"Mossimo, who was also charged, took a cheap shot at one university. According to the indictment, he wrote an email saying he wanted to "make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to [our daughter] and getting her into a school other than ASU!"

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lucapacioli (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm)

I'LL STILL GO ASS SLIDING WITH LORI LOUGHLIN

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midlaw (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:23 pm)

This is correct.

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm)

Have they considered Native American instead of bribes? The kids all look more NA than Chief Warren.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:24 pm)

Not at Stanford, when they call the NAS out at the annual pow wow
All these blond blue eyed MDs, JDS and MBAs come dancing out.
Guess they could be Hawaiian or Cherokee mixed with Oklahoman or something.

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:27 pm)

Wow. I'd like to nominate this post for the Offensive Post of the Year honor.

The key words are "high cheekbones" and "family stories."

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:30 pm)

What's wrong with it? Somewhere I've got photos.
My point was it's hard to tell whether Lizzie Warren or whoever, what their genetic makeup is.
Edit-this seemed more for the grad schools, not the undergrads.

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:32 pm)

Do they also do tomahawk chops in the stand?

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:33 pm)

You're thinking of the Atlanta Braves

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:39 pm)

Loughlin and Huffman are now in custody in LA.
Hopefully Mr Geragos isn't too busy with Jussie Smollet's case.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-college-admissions-scale-elite-schools-20190312-story.html

FBI press conference announcement within

https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/12/felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin-arrested-college-admissions-bribery-scam/

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superttthero (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:45 pm)

One of Aunt Becky's daughters is pretty hot and will likely get a huge social media boost.

Her parents getting caught was probably the best thing that could have happened to those kids.

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exnite (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:52 pm)

Corrupt ~ Fraudulent ~ RIGGED

but what else is new? Preps have been doing this since the Founding

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triplesix (Mar 12, 2019 - 12:55 pm)

Rich people cheating?!? I would never believe that!

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imoothereforeim (Mar 12, 2019 - 1:46 pm)

The problem is really these people cheated poorly. If you can't cheat properly, then don't!

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midlaw (Mar 12, 2019 - 1:47 pm)

Bootstraps!

Network!

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triplesix (Mar 12, 2019 - 1:53 pm)

I saw many millennials do it... Why do you hate and want to punish their parents success?!

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gladigotaphdinstead (Mar 12, 2019 - 1:56 pm)

Rich people deserve to be able to cheat. They worked so hard getting where they are it’s only right.

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triplesix (Mar 12, 2019 - 2:06 pm)

It just ain't fair to make their kids have to compete.

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midlaw (Mar 12, 2019 - 2:09 pm)

Competition is for the serfs. The point of privilege is to insulate yourself and your family from competition.

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superttthero (Mar 12, 2019 - 2:10 pm)

From Andrew Lelling, the US attorney on this:

"We're not talking about donating a building so that a school is more likely to take your son or daughter," he said. "We're talking about deception and fraud."

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Lol. How dare these B and D listers try to use money to get their entitled brats into second tier colleges. If you aren't Kushner-rich and shooting for HYS, we will be coming for you!!!

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whiteguyinchina (Mar 12, 2019 - 4:05 pm)

lol.

but preventing the big fraud will drag the economy down and American way of life

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gazoo (Mar 12, 2019 - 2:27 pm)

There are so many actresses who were denied lucrative careers because they refused to give Harvey Weinstein a blowjob.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 2:36 pm)

Some Biglaw partner was also charged today
If you are a senior partner can't you smarten up your kids enough to get into a good college?

https://www.law.com/2019/03/12/big-law-dealmaker-charged-in-dojs-national-college-admissions-scandal/?kw=Big%20Law%20Leader%20Snared%20in%20College%20Admissions%20Scandal&utm_source=email&utm_medium=enl&utm_campaign=breakingnews&utm_content=20190312&utm_term=law

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doublefriedchicken (Mar 12, 2019 - 2:50 pm)

Intelligence is pretty much inherited from the mother.

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wutwutwut (Mar 14, 2019 - 1:57 pm)

Stop calling my kids DUMB!

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cavebro (Mar 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm)

He looks like Emperor Palpatine.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 4:36 pm)

He was the toughest negotiator of all the parents.
The FBI taped him the whole time, and then watched him walk his daughter into
the special test center in West Hollywood, after which his daughter was proctored by the "special" proctor who flew in from Florida. Seems like the FBI spent a lot of time on this operation, I hope it was worth it, if the guy loses his law license in New York. Edit 200 FBI agents involved.

"Several NCAA D-1 college coaches, company CEOs and one college administrator have also been implicated in the scandal, named "Operation Varsity Blues." Two-hundred FBI agents worked the case."

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whiteguyinchina (Mar 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm)

how stupid can they be to not have their housekeeper or butler arrange these things.

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toooldtocare (Mar 12, 2019 - 4:25 pm)

Or your lawyer-they'll do anything for money.
And while his credibility is, er, somewhat compromised, my guess is that good Counselor Cohen has some excellent stories about the higher education hijinks of the Trump spawn.

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trijocker (Mar 12, 2019 - 4:32 pm)

Donny Jr was attacked all day on Twitter
After he posted about Felicity Huffman, some wonk posted about Kushner and Harvard donations,
then next it was Trump's donations to Penn, where all the little Trumps attended.
Something about this admissions counselor racket, tells me it's a tale as old as time.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Mar 13, 2019 - 8:02 pm)

Song as old as rhyme.

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exnite (Mar 12, 2019 - 5:53 pm)

This is how Trump got into Wharton and probably the other colleges he attended, he’s never cracked a book in his life

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whatnext (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:27 pm)

1m bond? This is absurd

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lori-loughlin-bond-set-at-1m-college-admissions-scandal-1194527?utm_source=twitter

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triplesix (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:29 pm)

Poor rich people 😥

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cowgod (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:47 pm)

She must not be cooperating. Felicity Huffman got out on signature bond. Edit: Never mind. Article says $250k. Still much less tho.

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whatnext (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:48 pm)

I assume it's because she's filming in Canada, but still.

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cowgod (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:50 pm)

Wow. I'm surprised to hear she's still working. She still looks great tho, so not shocking I guess.

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whatnext (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm)

There's a weird nuclear arms race for Christmas content amongst middle of the pack cable networks. Lori Loughlins and Melissa Joan Harts are in big demand as semi-recognizable names/faces to channel surfers.

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trijocker (Mar 13, 2019 - 8:48 pm)

That does not seem fair, Huffman pays 15k and has a 250 k bond.
Loughlin and hubby donate/get a 500000 check sent to USC, and get a million dollar bond.
Also, do most criminal defendants get to travel back and forth out of the country?
Judge must have a sweet spot for Loughlin.


"Loughlin was in Canada when the indictments came down. The judge is permitting the actress to travel to British Columbia, where she is filming a project in Vancouver."

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exnite (Mar 13, 2019 - 8:36 pm)

Only admit strictly based on phenotype and Clique, i.e. Preps and Nerds

https://www.cliquetheory.com/



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trijocker (Mar 13, 2019 - 9:40 pm)

Loughlin chooses IP lit partner as she lawyers up.
Odd choice, perhaps Mossimo uses him for his clothing line disputes

https://biglawbusiness.com/latham-attorney-reps-lori-loughlin-in-college-bribery-scandal

https://www.lw.com/people/perry-viscounty

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gazoo (Mar 14, 2019 - 5:21 am)

No sympathy from Pocahontas.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/03/13/sen-warren-has-zero-sympathy-for-parents-in-college-admissions-scam.html

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jorgedeclaro (Mar 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm)

Two Stanford students are bringing a putative class action suing USC for the admissions scam. WTF. Stanford is better than USC you morons.

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wutwutwut (Mar 14, 2019 - 1:59 pm)

They're mad because they "only" got into Stanford but not USC?

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