College Admission Scandal


Sure- maybe by calling in a favor, or making a big donation, but having a surrogate take your kid’s SATs? NO! That is really awful.


No, this is not, in any way, shape or form, legal.

Donating $$$$ in the hope that will get your kid into a certain college, OTOH, is. But for that you need paying for a building or endowing a Chair kind of money. Many, many multiples of millions.

These are super serious charges.


Just ask the Kushners.


I didn’t see any scholarship in the story. I saw a $400,000 bribe to a soccer coach to pretend the student was going to play soccer, knowing that the student did not play.


My son flopped big time on his PSATs. We got him a private tutor. His scores went up a lot (approx 300 points) and his ACT went from a 27 to a 32.

His tutor didn’t teach him the material, she taught him how to take the test.


Right, they didn’t get scholarships (the Ivies and NESCAC schools for instance don’t give any athletic scholarships.) But recruited athletes get an admissions boost and the recommendation of the coach is critical.


And for those without money, all the information for learning “how to take the test” is all over the internet. I became my daughter’s tutor and taught her the strategies myself. :slight_smile:


I get that. The bribed coach faked that stuff and for these particular students.

I have no problem with that for real athletes.



It wouldn’t have worked for us. My kid was too stubborn to let me help. It would have ended badly.


Lol I can relate to that. At least with this it worked out for us.


I know you don’t. I was adding on to your comment how scholarships weren’t involved.


Probably many of them democrats proclaiming how the wealthy need to pay their fair share.


What does that have to do with the OP?


Is there a reason you did not ask this following the posts about Trump U and the one about the Kushners?



You quoted my OP so, imo, you were responding directly to the article.

The Trump U and Kushner posts, imo, were just sarcasm.


I am betting the majority are liberal democrats.


Is the thread title ironic?

Never mind…it got corrected. :sunglasses:


Meh…these people wasted their money.

They should have waited to aee if President Trump could get his budget passed…the one that pretty much makes it impossible to get student loans.

Then only those with means are getting their kids into college anyway.


At all sections of society too. The rich are just as corrupt as the government and just as embedded.


List of who’s been charged.

The Parents

  • Gamal Abdelaziz , a senior executive of a resort and casino operator
  • Gregory and Marcia Abbott . Gregory is the founder and chairman of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry, and the former head of a private-label clothing manufacturer
  • Diane Blake , an executive at a retail merchandising firm, and Todd Blake , entrepreneur and investor
  • Jane Buckingham , chief executive of a boutique marketing company
  • Gordon Caplan , a lawyer and a co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher
  • I-Hsin “Joey” Chen , a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry
  • Amy and Gregory Colburn . Gregory is a physician.
  • Robert Flaxman, chief executive of a Los Angeles-based real estate development firm
  • Mossimo Giannulli , fashion designer, and Lori Loughlin , actress
  • Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez . Manuel is the founder, chairman and chief executive of a specialty finance company.
  • Douglas Hodge , former chief executive of Pimco, one of the world’s biggest bond fund managers
  • Felicity Huffman, actress
  • Agustin Huneeus , owner of vineyards in Napa, Calif.
  • Bruce and Davina Isackson . Bruce is the president of a real estate development firm.
  • Michelle Janavs, a former executive of a food manufacturer
  • Elisabeth Kimmel , owner of a media company
  • Marjorie Klapper, co-owner of a jewelry business
  • Toby MacFarlane , a former senior executive at a title insurance company
  • William E. McGlashan Jr. , a senior executive at TPG, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms
  • Marci Palatella , chief executive of a liquor distributor
  • Peter Jan “P.J.” Sartorio , a packaged-food entrepreneur
  • Stephen Semprevivo , an executive at an outsourcing company
  • David Sidoo
  • Devin Sloane , founder and chief executive of a drinking water and wastewater systems business
  • John Wilson , founder and chief executive of a private-equity and real estate development firm
  • Homayoun Zadeh , an associate professor of dentistry at U.S.C.
  • Robert Zangrillo, founder and chief executive of a Miami-based venture capital and real estate firm