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College Admissions Scam, Operation Varsity Blues: Part Seven

For when Part Six is full, or your phone has bogged out because the thread got too long.

Link to Part Six below

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37813 hours ago

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by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 103/23/2019

Dr Dre throws shade. His daughter got in all on her own. no jail time! (on his twitter)

well, she's black, so probably easier for her to get in. Also The rapper does have some connections to the university.

Andre Young (his real name) teamed up with his Beats By Dre and Beats Music partner Jimmy Iovine to donate a $70 million endowment to USC. That endowment was used to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 203/23/2019

With that kind of donation, she could be pink polka dots and get in.

USC has had a certain cachet among bougie and rich blacks for some time--entertainment and sports.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 303/23/2019

Dumbass Dre basically drew attention to the fact that her daughter got in as result of hefty donation. Idiot.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 403/23/2019

Shoot all of these cunts into space.

Fuller House's Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin accept Kids' Choice Award... and appear to hint at Lori Loughlin amid college bribery scandal: 'Family sticks together no matter what'

It gets worse, but this gives you a taste (a bad one)

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 503/24/2019

[quote]well, she's black, so probably easier for her to get in.

No, asshole at R2! Ger being black didn't have to have anything to do with it. Sometimes black people are smart enough to get into schools because they're actually very smart.

What a POS.

She was smart enough to not raise any red flags at USC if they let her in + her father's donation was enough.

If Huffman and Loughlin had 70 million their kids would have gotten in too but they didn't.

FYI: That donation was made back in 2013 so it wasn't specifically so that kid could go to that school. He's probably relieved she liked it as an option.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 603/24/2019

R6--LOL. If the kid was alive, that 2013 donation was made with her in mind. Development types plan ahead.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 703/24/2019

Don’t be a cunt, r2. She didn’t get in because she’s black. She got in because of her dad’s donation.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 803/24/2019

Cantor Fitzgerald billionaire Howard Lutnick made a huge donation — rumored to be $20 million — to Stanford, where two of his sons go, but only after the eldest was a junior there, a spokeswoman for Lutnick told me. Lutnick has also given $65 million to his alma mater, Haverford College.

“Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels made donations totaling in the six figures to the three universities where his kids went — Yale, Dartmouth and Vanderbilt — through the Michaels Family Foundation.

A spokeswoman for Michaels said the money was given only after the children were accepted, and that Michaels also donates to several other schools he has no connection to.

“Colleges are eager to admit children of rich people and celebrities even if a donation is not immediately forthcoming,” Golden told me. “The presence of celebrities at parents’ weekends and similar events generates favorable buzz and publicity that can translate into more giving from impressed parents and alums.”

Meryl Streep has donated $2 million to Vassar, which is her alma mater and where two of her daughters are alumnae, and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg gave $1.25 million to Boston University a year after his twins, who are now in their mid-30s, graduated.

Michael Ovitz got a son into Brown University, according to Golden, and while the boy lasted only a year, the university reaped big benefits.

“Ovitz brought a number of his key clients, A-list people like Martin Scorsese, for well-publicized events that gave the campus, you know, a lot of panache,” Golden said.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 903/24/2019

Lots of black people get in on their own merit. But int his case, Dr Dre's healthy $70 million donation secured his daughter's admission. He's just too stupid too realize that everyone would make that association immediately, especially in light of the serious allegations right now. Is his daughter an Instagram "influencer"? She poses like one.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1003/24/2019

$70 million donation? Fuck but that's ridiculous.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1103/24/2019

What r11 said. Jared got into Harvard with $2.5 million. Why would Dr. Dre draw attention to that? What a fucking idiot.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1203/24/2019

I am assuming Felicity Huffman won’t be replaced as CUNT Linda Fairstein in the upcoming Central Park 5 show with by Ava DuVernay. She’s very well cast.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1303/24/2019

R5 Looking forward to Jodie going back off the rails with this show ending

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1403/24/2019

At least USC got a building from Dre. They didn't get (nor would ever get) diddly from Lori and Mr. Lori except the precious presence of their sweet little Oliva J.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1503/24/2019

USC is big on alumni networks--Loughlin/Massimo are well-connected. Seriously, they should have just gotten the kids ACT tutors, made sure they took some mindless classes for easy As and endowed a chair at a school. That would have gotten OJ and her sister in without breaking the law.

There wasn't a big need to cheat, that's what's so dumb about all of this.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1603/24/2019

It's ok imo to admit a certain number of students because their parents or relatives gave large donations. They should just be transparent about it; they should reports the numbers every year.

Say an upper tier school admits 1500 freshman every year. They can do that, and also admit a quota of say, 8 to 10 'large donor' kids on top of it - freshman who's first or second degree relatives have made large gifts in the prior five year period to that school. Transparency is key here - just admit you do it and report the numbers annually so people can see it.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1703/24/2019

Rowers Speak!

Not just about OJ, but another nitwit: Audrey Isackson. Come to the DM for the photos, but the next article I am posting is a better read.

Former competitive rowers speak out about how Olivia Jade claimed to be part of an LA rowing club that didn't exist, while real estate developer's daughter pretended to be on their elite California team but didn't know what type of boat they used

Surya Murthy and Ally Stein were members of the Redwood Scullers team

Same team Audrey Isackson claimed to be member of when she applied to USC

Audrey's parents paid $600,000 to get her and her sister into USC and UCLA

Claimed to be a 'varsity 8 stroke' for the team, a position that didn't even exist

Olivia Jade claimed she was on LA Marina Club team, which also does not exist

Murthy questioned how USC failed to notice she never mentioned rowing on her popular YouTube channel as well

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1803/24/2019

Rowers Speak More!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 1903/24/2019

Cry me a river

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2003/24/2019

Can someone give me some background on this Rick Singer character? Religion mainly.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2103/24/2019

r21 I'm sure Google can. Have at it.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2203/24/2019

[quote]some background on this Rick Singer character? Religion mainly.

You mean is he a Jew pissing in the American Soup (again)?

Gee, i don't know...

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2303/24/2019

money make the world go round, the world go round, the world go round

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2403/24/2019

[quote]Is his daughter an Instagram "influencer"? She poses like one.

The smug daughter's name is Truly Young. Yes. Her real name.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2503/24/2019

Mr Lori is a trump humper...eeewww. Side note I saw my first MAGA hat wearer in CA at an rv resort giving chocolate ice cream to a dog. Was afraid if I said anything he’d shoot.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2603/24/2019

The Bribe Tribe: Corrupt coaches and profit proctors who 'made millions off parents in college admission scandal Operation Varsity Blues' head to court as they face 20 years in prison

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2703/25/2019

One student at Yale University has had admission rescinded following the federal investigation that revealed parents were paying administrators and coaches to secure placement in top colleges for their children.

Meanwhile, Fuller House star Lori Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, are still enrolled at the University of Southern California, despite Loughlin's arrest in the case, according to NBC.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2803/25/2019

Dr. Dre deleted his instagram post after tons of people called him out on his past donations to USC. At the very least a few people will probably give his daughter shit next year at USC.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 2903/25/2019

[quote]Is his daughter an Instagram "influencer"? She poses like one.

Her IG has 108k followers. There's an article from a couple of years where she plays the guitar and is a self taught singer. She has a youtube channel that has a music video that she did.

This is one of the comments on the video

"70 million dollars and no jail time? Privileged MUCH???"

Dr. Dre didn't do anything illegal. But, his daughter lives a very privileged life. She could very well be an intelligent young woman who has worked hard academically. The bragging comment from her father backfired on them and people are bashing them on the comments sections of her instagram posts.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3003/25/2019

I want to know who paid 6.5 million! I have many bridges to sell!

The parent who plunked down a whopping $6.5 million as part of the nationwide college admissions scandal remains a mystery nearly two weeks after prosecutors indicted 50 people in connection with the scheme, according to a new report.

The deep-pocketed mom or dad paid the massive sum to get his or her children into elite schools, the Los Angeles Times reported. The names of the schools involved are also unknown.

While prosecutors have spoken about the $6.5 million figure at court and at a news conference, the hundreds of pages of charging documents make no mention of who was behind the alleged payment, according to the report.

“The name was not divulged,” Christina Sterling, a spokeswoman for the US Attorney’s Office in Boston, told the paper in an email. “We did not tie the amount to anyone by name. That is not public.”

Sterling would not say whether the person who allegedly made the payment is among those already charged in the scheme. But that’s probably not the case, because court records show no one else paid anything close to that amount, the paper reported.

Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts, told the paper the case is ongoing.

A source with knowledge of the case told the outlet that federal authorities are demanding any names not included in the charges filed at Boston federal court.

Some of the parents already charged have been pressured to connect prosecutors to others involved in the scheme, according to the report.

While it’s not clear exactly how many people were involved in the scam, plot mastermind William “Rick” Singer had more than 700 clients, according to the report.

Wealthy parents allegedly paid Singer to help their kids cheat on college admissions tests and falsify their athletic records.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been charged in the case.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3103/25/2019

R26 Lori supported Clinton in 2016. Her husband likes Trump

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3203/25/2019

Truly young, Dr. dre's daughter will inherit a billion dollars. At least. No exageration. The Giannulli spawn will each inherit about 300 million, or much more.

Why are these idiots going to college? They cannot live a scholarly life on their own? It is necessary to deprive normal children, without hundreds of millions of dollars, the opportunity to study for a profession?

Rich people are just as stupid as everyone else.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3303/25/2019

Again R32 where are the receipts? Huffman's support is well documented.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3403/25/2019

I'm guessing the 6.5 million dollar mystery asshole is someone at Google, Twitter, Facebook or the like. Just a hunch. Perhaps a high level politician. Someone with enough power to keep traps shut...for now.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3503/25/2019

I just wanna know how much of a fuckup that kid has to be.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3603/25/2019

Huffman’s kid’s SAT score went up to 1420 with the proctor’s help. Which means she made a 1020. Which means she is perhaps decorative but not very bright.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3703/25/2019

6.5 million must have been used to bribe the whole fucking admission dept.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3803/25/2019

If Huffman's kid went from a 1020 up to a 1420 in a short time that should have been a huge red flag to someone. My nephew just took his PSATs early, cold (in 10th grade, a year before the official test) and got a 1360. We figure even with test prep courses over the next few months he still won't break much beyond early 1400s; with more prep for a year after he's aiming for the mid-1400s, high 1400s on SATs with luck. There's just a point of plateauing in a kids testing ability, once it's hit

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 3903/25/2019

R39 it should have been a red flag. Apparently, they thought that 400 was as great an improvement as possible without alerting anyone....but it’s way too much.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4003/25/2019

Collusion...

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4103/25/2019

My kid just got into USC, but this scandal really does leave a bad taste in the mouth. We'll see what the financial-aid packet said, but who wants to spend tons of money to send their kid to a school where you have anti-bragging rights? I expect I'm not the only parent who feels this way. Some people love USC and have a USC dream, but for a lot of admits, it's one of many schools--mostly because everyone's applying to so many school. If you got into USC, sans legacy or bribe, odds are you got in elsewhere .

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4203/25/2019

R42, i understand your situation. Do you and your child have a back up plan school? Just because she/he was admitted doesn't mean they have to accept and attend in the fall. What are your other college options? In the end, if USC truly is the best school for your kid, just hang your head high and complete the enrollment. Congrats!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4303/25/2019

"A professor at an elite US school says an influx of unskilled and entitled students is monopolizing faculty time: ‘They will eat you alive.’"

If you think corruption in elite US college admissions is bad, what happens once those students are in the classroom is even worse.

I know, because I teach at an elite American university – one of the oldest and best-known, which rejects about 90% of applicants each year for the small number of places it can offer to undergraduates.

[...]

Students who can’t get into elite schools through the front door based on academic merit don’t change once they’re in class. They can’t do the work, and are generally uninterested in gaining the skills they need in order to do well.

In comparing stories, we have also found that such students strive to “work the system”, using university procedures to get the grades they desire, rather than those they have earned, and if necessary to punish faculty who refuse to accede to those demands. It is perhaps unsurprising that students whose parents circumvent the rules to get them into elite universities are often the ones who become adept at manipulating the university system in a corrupt way.

[...]

Students who represent money, whether in the form of their parents’ donations or athletic prowess that attracts viewers and media coverage, are simply worth more to universities as long-term sources of revenue than the faculty themselves. However well-known our names might be, most of us can easily be replaced from among the army of un- and under-employed PhDs struggling for a place in a shrinking labor market. We, not the rich students, are expendable

[...]

To save themselves and their careers, many of my colleagues have decided that it is no longer worth it to uphold high expectations in the classroom. “Lower your standards,” they advise new colleagues. “The fight isn’t worth it, and the administration won’t back you up if you try.”

Whole article at link.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4403/25/2019

There should be lists - formal or informal - of these 'donor' students circulated at the schools they attend, so they can be handled accordingly. Why bring down the standards for everyone else because someone's family donated? It eventually lowers the value of the institution's degree, once the lower standards become common knowledge. Transparency is key.

Look at USC right now - it will take some time before they re-gain their ascendant academic reputation. Maybe years.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4503/25/2019

i got a 1200 on my sats, it just barely got me in college, im no genius so why should i aim for the impossible

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4603/25/2019

r45 the reputation is more important than the standards. That goes both ways, too. The value of the name attached to the degree is great enough for both parties that the standards will be secondary in the real world, where reputations can matter more than actual, technical skills/work.

Obviously, the harder sciences are the exception. All the amorphous liberal arts categories are different. I'd love to know who this is & where they teach. I'm surprised with all the academics we have on DL, someone hasn't outted him/her.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4703/25/2019

Oh Dre, you dummy. As Ice Cube said, "yo Dre, stick to producin'. " and to paraphrase Eazy, "Dre Day was USC's payday."

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4803/25/2019

R43, yeah, my rugrat got into several of the UCs (though not UCLA or Berkeley) and Emory, so there are options. I know USC is a good school, but for a serious student (and my kid is one), it's kind of a joke right now. Just makes me think about it being a school of Greeks and jocks like it was 30 years ago. Maybe the Trojan leopard hasn't changed its spots after all.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 4903/25/2019

[quote]Truly young, Dr. dre's daughter will inherit a billion dollars. At least. No exageration. The Giannulli spawn will each inherit about 300 million, or much more.

[quote]Why are these idiots going to college? They cannot live a scholarly life on their own? It is necessary to deprive normal children, without hundreds of millions of dollars, the opportunity to study for a profession?

This article said that Truly is going to attend USC's film program. I bet after she graduates USC, Dre will start some kind of production company to help her get leg up in the business.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5003/26/2019

R46 - I got a 780 on my SATs in the late 70s. I got into 5 universities based on my family’s legacy connections. I earned As as an undergrad and completed 2 Masters. I was battling drug and alcohol addiction at 17. I’m surprised I got sober and focused on college. My parents had no money, but my family had influential friends. I guess that’s playing the system, but Pierre Bourdieu said things work.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5103/26/2019

Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade has her make-up brand trademark applications sent back due to her 'poor punctuation' as her parents await court dates for college bribery scandal

Olivia, 19, submitted filings for 'Olivia Jade' and 'Olivia Jade Beauty' trademarks

Applications for 'make up kits' with 'moisturizer' and 'concealer' were too broad

Patent office also said she needed to use 'proper punctuation' to 'delineate explicitly each product or service within a list and to avoid ambiguity'

Olivia was already warned once about her applications not being filed correctly

Parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are due in federal court next week

They allegedly paid a $500,000 bribe to get Olivia and her sister into USC

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5203/27/2019

Jussie Smollet's community service should have been to tutor Olivia Jade. That would be torture.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5303/27/2019

Olivia Jade sounds like Erika Jayne...trashy

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5403/27/2019

Well Erika Jayne might be trashy, but she's smart. Where is the second wave as promised? *whine* I want more dirt.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5503/27/2019

Is OJ the dumbest celebrity kid to date?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5603/28/2019

someone explain to me how olivia jade is dumb,1000 sat is pretty average.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5703/28/2019

Is the former DOJ trial attorney from Part Six still with us? If so, please speak up. I may need your help on another thread. Thanks!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5803/29/2019

Ms. Lori and Mr. Lori papped by the DM. (Looks staged to me though). She's either biting her nails, or picking her teeth (classy!)

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 5903/29/2019

sorry if already posted.

Kimora Lee Simmons bragging her daughter getting in to Harvard at age 16. Easier to get in if you're not white. Those kids have the best of everything, including tutors.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6003/29/2019

I bet Kimora’s kid is smart!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6103/29/2019

Kimora looks like a drag queen now

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6203/29/2019

R57 Don't forget that you're posting on a site where 8 inches is considered tinymeat.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6303/29/2019

Smug smiling smugly (and fakely) spotted in its natural habitat.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6404/01/2019

Who does she think she’s kidding?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6504/01/2019

R65 I am pretty sure "Yoga class" is Ms. Lori's term for "my dealer". She must have been running low, and forced out to resupply. If we see her on the way back sporting a less concave camel toe, we'll know I'm right.

That visor makes me want to smack her.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6604/01/2019

Ms. Lori wearing different gear back from "Yoga class". Because, you know you can never practice it in the quiet of your home.

She may well be cash poor, so has to pay her dealer a different way.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6704/01/2019

Poor Lori, this mess and her unfortunate looking older daughter.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6804/01/2019

On a positive note, she's in great shape for a 50-something

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 6904/01/2019

Not to be outdone, the other smugger steps out smugly in her concentration camp goes to Hollywood sportswear.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7004/02/2019

Here comes the tax man! This will likely result in a full fucking audit for anyone involved. People who cheat on this sort of thing, likely cheat in other areas as well. God knows what else will come out when the IRS goes crawling up their asses. It's going to get ugly. Can't wait!

Parents in college admissions scandal could face tax charges and big fines - including 20% penalty - on top of possible prison time as the IRS announces that it is looking into payments to 'exempt' organisation

The IRS, which has been investigating the criminal case jointly with the FBI, has said it is looking into the parents' payments

None of the parents associated with the scandal have been charged with tax evasion

To convict them of tax crimes, prosecutors would have to prove that they not only purposely underpaid, but knew they were breaking the law when they did

Parents could try to argue that their statements on the phone calls don't prove that they knew the deductions were illegal

They are sure to pay harsh penalties to the IRS, experts say

In addition to paying back the taxes they owe, parents could get hit with a 20% penalty for claiming a deduction when they shouldn't have

Some could be on the hook for a civil tax fraud penalty that's equal to 75% of the amount they underpaid

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7104/02/2019

R70 Who would have guessed William was the best looking in the Macy family.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7204/02/2019

This fucking smug cunt is out signing autographs? She needs to fire her crisis management team, because this is NOT a good look. I wonder what OJ thinks of this? Ms. Lori is out there all sunshine and fucking roses, while OJ lost pretty much lost her only revenue stream doing insta-hoing. The udder one has been awfully quiet too. Maybe they are going to go full Menendez on their parents.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7304/02/2019

They are in court today. I read the prosecutor wants jail time, even in a plea deal.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7404/03/2019

I wonder why Macy didn't show up at the courthouse? Felicity went in with her brother.

Huffman arrived without husband William H Macy, and instead holding hands with her brother Loughlin was all smiles as she touched down in Boston Tuesday ahead of her appearance in federal court with her husband Mossimo Giannulli

Prosecutors are adamant the actresses will face some jail time whether or not they enter a guilty or not guilty plea

A total of fifteen parents, including the Hollywood stars, will make their first court appearances this afternoon

They are the biggest names among the 50 coaches, test administrators and parents to have been apart of the scheme uncovered by Operation Varsity Blues

The 15 parents are accused of throwing down $3.3 million to get their children into top universities in the largest college admissions scheme in US history

A further fifteen parents appeared last Friday, one day after Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith, 51, pleaded not guilty to soliciting a bribe of $450,000

CEOs in real estate and finance, a vineyard owner, company directors and founders and investors are among the group of parents involved in the scheme

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7504/03/2019

Husband wasn't charged.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7604/03/2019

r76 I know that, but you think he would be there to support her.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7704/03/2019

Why draw attention to himself R77. Isn't there a rumor they aren't getting along?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7804/03/2019

Lori Laughlin gets the Clueless Entitled Cunt Award. I wonder if her attitude will also affect Huffman adversely as well, or if Huffman will look slightly better in comparison. Huffman paid less in her part of the bribery scheme, so there's that. I can't stand either of them but Loughlin definitely comes off worse.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 7904/03/2019

*Lori Loughlin (fucking auto-correct).

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8004/03/2019

[quote]Meryl Streep has donated $2 million to Vassar, which is her alma mater and where two of her daughters are alumnae

Meryl’s situation is not the same. Vassar is HER OWN alma mater. Lots of people make donations to the schools they graduated from. It’s not unreasonable that her daughters would apply to the same school.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8104/03/2019

I thought today would be jumping. This is boring! Wah!

Another non fan of Ms. Lori:

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8204/03/2019

This picture from today perfectly sums up the state of our culture

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8304/03/2019

The Macy girls are still in HS so maybe Dad is home with the kids?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8404/03/2019

Is Lori coked up, or is it Adderall?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8504/03/2019

r85 Probably a lot from column C and a little from column A. Since it's a court appearance, I would say it's an Adderall day. When she gets home, she'll be back to hoovering it up in the Jacuzzi.

It would be a beautiful thing if she got busted for coke during her appearance though.

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HOLY FRAU-DOM!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8704/03/2019

I finally found someone reporting from the court

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No more coke for Lori!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 8904/03/2019

R88/R89

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Your fucking point r90?

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They gonna go to jail

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Prosecutors want jail time for everyone charged in the $25 million college admissions scam, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, according to reports Wednesday.

A law enforcement official with knowledge of the matter said Huffman and Loughlin, who are among 33 parents charged in the case, could get sentenced to between six and 21 months behind bars if they plead guilty or are convicted at trial, CNN reported.

“You can’t have people being treated differently because they have money,” an unidentified fed told TMZ.

“That’s how we got to this place. Every defendant will be treated the same.”

Each parent is charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, which carries a maximum 20 years in prison.

More charges could be added if they’re indicted.

As many as 10 of the parents are expected to strike plea deals by mid-April, according to CNN.

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shameless cunt. tried to schmooze with prosecutors in court. she probably fucked for parts too.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 9404/03/2019

Felicity is thanking Sweet Baby Jesus that Lori is going Full Cunt.

"Yes, throw the book at HER! HER OVER THERE!"

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She’s gotta be mighty pissed that she lost those Hallmark deals. Those movies were all she had.

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I smell a book being written R96.

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Won't somebody think of the #hearties ???????????????????/

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 9804/03/2019

I would GLADLY contribute to Lori's defense fund if she and OJ would do a YouTube video sharing how they really feel about the Hearties and Full House Fraus

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 9904/03/2019

I don’t think she should have to do any jail time. I am satisfied that her daughter has dropped out of USC and now hates her.

She should also have to pay any taxes she wrote off.

Jussie Smollett got away scot-free, what she did isn’t worse.

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At least one of Meryl's daughters went to Northwestern, which is Celebrity Child Central. I'm surprised NU hasn't been mixed up in this scandal yet.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 10104/03/2019

Mamie Gummer went to Northwestern, not Vasser.

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If Martha Stewart had to do 9 months, these bitches should have to do time as well. Especially Lori. Lori should get extra time just on her cuntery alone.

r95 My thoughts exactly!

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And now Jazz is going to Harvard! I hate to admit that this series of events may be the best advert for community college EVER

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I bet Macy and Huffman get divorced within a couple of years.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 10504/03/2019

Uh-oh Lori...

The responses on Facebook are...lol

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My kid had a 34 ACT, 4.3GPA, 18th in her class of 551, is an award winning piano player, and was captain of her debate team. She got in NO where that she applied. No where. She worked her ass off. College admissions is crazy town. Knowing now that even with a background like that she’d be shut out, I’d cheat to get her in where she wanted to go if I could afford it.

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r107 Do they ever give a reason why? Or is it just a hockey buzzer noise in the form of a rejection letter?

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I had to google to see if R104 was joking...

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 10904/03/2019

R107 ‘s kid must have written a truly shit essay.

It’s all about the essay.

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No reason R108 just a letter. And, R110, her essays (different prompt at each school) weren’t Shakespeare but they were good. Reviewed by her counselor and English teachers. You may be right though. Because I can’t explain it and she is devastated.

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r111 Maybe she should take a gap year. Travel, get some life experience, become a bit more well rounded and give it another go. Maybe she was a bit *too* "polished"?

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"My kid had a 34 ACT, 4.3GPA, 18th in her class of 551, is an award winning piano player, and was captain of her debate team. She got in NO where that she applied. No where."

Apparently, she's not smart enough to understand the concept of safety schools.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11304/03/2019

nowhere*

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11404/03/2019

How could your daughter not have chosen a safety school to apply to as well?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11504/04/2019

[quote]I bet Macy and Huffman get divorced within a couple of years.

You give it that long, huh? I’m not giving it another two months. They’re already showing a strained relationship in public.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11604/04/2019

Link, photo R116? Right now we have a rumor, which something like this would strain any relationship.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11704/04/2019

What counts as a safety school? We did the research as best we could and applied at two schools with lesser GPA and ACT requirements—at least they were lesser according to college application websites. She should have been a shoo-in at both. But, no. So now we turn to the schools that allow you to apply right up until August. No essays. No recommendations. Just an low to average ACT score and proof that you’ve graduated. She is looking at those and will choose one. Not what she wanted or worked so hard for but it’ll have to do.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11804/04/2019

Link or photo to what?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 11904/04/2019

Showing their "strained" relationship R119.

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From the NY Post

[quote]Her appearance without “Shameless” star Macy followed a report last month that said their relationship hit the rocks following her blockbuster arrest.

From ET online:

[quote]A source tells ET that the scandal has definitely affected the longtime couple's relationship.

From Yahoo’s headline:

[quote]Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Marriage Strained Amid College Admissions Scandal

From the Daily Fail headline:

[quote]William H Macy and Felicity Huffman's 21-year marriage under pressure as the two 'argue a lot' amid college cheating scandal

FFS every news outlet is reporting it. Oh, and i didn’t quote gossip sites and the like.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 12104/04/2019

OK R121. In other words it is just gossip.

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Call it what you will. How can anyone have anything other than that with respect to someone else’s marriage?

But when every TV station that I watched last night covering this says the same thing, I tend to believe it. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Oh, perhaps you didn’t see the header when you came in. This is a GOSSIP site, you dolt.

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Please do not help her with any future essays, r118.

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Shady shit? Say it isn't so, OJ! What would the Hearties think? Looks like Ms. Lori was the Cool Mom, and Mr. Lori was the Cool Dad. Great job you two. Well fucking done.

I did some really shady shit': Olivia Jade, 19, reveals her parents once warned her that 'you only get one reputation' in 2018 YouTube video where she shared stories of secretly visiting her boyfriend when she was 16

Olivia told her viewers that Loughlin and her father Mossimo Giannulli were always 'really cool' about her going out and that she 'didn't really have a curfew'.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 12504/04/2019

I wonder why WHM didn’t accompany Felicity to Boston for the hearing. Trouble in paradise, Lynette?

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Oh, don’t suggest that, R126, like every other media outlet is announcing. You’ll be asked to produce “proof,” and after you do so it’ll be dismissed as “rumors.”

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Their two daughters are in high school. Is it not crazy that he might have stayed behind for that? Could be trouble in paradise but...occam's razor

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Oh god, their kids aren't toddlers, and I'm sure they could have found a family friend to stay with them while he went to accompany his wife. Felt like a very telegraphed message. Maybe they thought it was a better look for Felicity to be "alone" in this. Whatever look was being served, it was way better than Lori's meet and greet, autograph expo.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 12904/04/2019

R128, why would he stay home to help a high schooler? If you’re in high school, you can make your own breakfast, get in the shower and get to school.

And if your wife is going through a traumatic event such as this—in my opinion, deservedly so—you go to court to support her. Even if you didn’t support her, in a high profile case like this the attorney would likely recommend a show of solidarity at the minimum. Plus their PR teams would know the media would deem it scandalous that he wasn’t there.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 13004/04/2019

R129 Yes I'm sure that whatever they're doing is for PR, and they're being much better advised than Lori "Red Carpet" Loughlin

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 13104/04/2019

Loughlin wants people to think it’s no big deal and she doesn’t believe she’s done anything wrong.

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That was very Joan Crawford of Lori.

“My fans! They’re life and death to me, baby!”

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All these celebrities bragging about their kids getting into college need to shut the fuck up. It's because they are paying full tuition, or more (if they are really stupid) via a huge donation to that colleges' endowment. It's not like their brats are going to be medical doctors or scientists.

Hey, the public is not stupid like your dumb kid!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 13404/04/2019

What this case really exposes is that private schools are really crap. Public schools are much better.

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"We did the research as best we could and applied at two schools with lesser GPA and ACT requirements—at least they were lesser according to college application websites."

Define "lesser" - and it is pretty easy to find the average SAT/ACT scores for each college

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I agree, R136. I went to a public high school in Northern Virginia that was excellent. And I went to school with the children of Congressman, Supreme Court justices, etc. who you otherwise might have thought would be shipped off to private schools.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 13704/04/2019

R133 "Lori, do you have a message for your devoted Hearties?"

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 13804/04/2019

*Congressmen

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 13904/04/2019

Did anyone see the clip of Lori yesterday where the girl was yelling, “Lori! Lori, pay my tuition, Lori!”?

I enjoyed that.

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This thing is going to go on for a loooong time. Now people are following the money, and it's ending up all over the place.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 14104/04/2019

Their kids may have to testify against them. I hope OJ flips the fuck out on the stand.

Please baby jesus, let this be televised!

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OMG!

What will I wear?

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How do you get a 4.3 GPA?

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Camel and gray. I am not a fan.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 14504/04/2019

R144 AP classes earn a 5.0 for an "A" and regular classes earn a 4.0 for an "A." So , depending on how many AP classes you take, your GPA average will take your GPA over a 4.0. So, a student with a 4.0 is not as impressive as in the old days. A 4.6 would impress, with excellent SAT and ACT scores.

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[quote]He bought the fencing coach’s house. Then his son got into Harvard

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Scandal hits HARVARD!!!!

Thanks for the post R147

Jie 'Jack' Zhou enriched Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand and his charity to the tune of $500,000 in the years before his son was admitted to the school

Zhou purchased Brand's home in 2016 for $989,500, despite the fact that he had never seen the property and its assessed value was $549,300

He also donated $1 million to the National Fencing Foundation, who in turn gave a $100,000 grant to Brand's charitable foundation

Zhou said that he never met Brand until he visited his older son for parent's weekend at Harvard in 2014, which is the same time he got the $100,000 grant

Zhou's younger son got a perfect score on his SATs and received just a single 'B' during his four years at the prestigious Saint Albans School in Washington DC

It is unclear if he fenced, but his older brother was the Harvard captain

Zhou also told the Globe he flew six to seven fencers to China twice over the past five years, an admission that might alert the NCAA to possible rule violations

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The most bizarre fact of all however may be that the student in question had a perfect score on his SATs and received just a single 'B' during his four years at the prestigious Saint Albans School in Washington DC.

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R147 and r148 I posted about it first! Where is MY love? Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 15004/05/2019

[quote] The most bizarre fact of all however may be that the student in question had a perfect score on his SATs and received just a single 'B' during his four years at the prestigious Saint Albans School in Washington DC.

Look at Harvard discrimination against Asians. Got to make room for stellar students like David Hogg and Jazz Jennings.

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r151 doesn't even know what scores Jazz Jennings or David Hogg received.....probably just a bitter Republican.

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r152 If you ever watched the show, Jazz makes OJ look like Einstein. Limited doesn't even come close. Can't speak to the Hogg kid, except he should get that last name sorted. Maybe if he has a nice middle name, style himself Anthony-Hogg or whatever. Yes, I am shallow.

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I’m assuming Jazz will be majoring in Gender Studies.

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I guess he has to, R154. Will he ever get to stop for a minute and have his own thoughts?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 15504/06/2019

Speaking of OJ, most of us assumed this, but insider info says OJ was in on it.

Lori REALLY needs to fire her crisis management team. Look at her laugh her troubles away with the unfortunately named Isabella, who finally crawled out of her hole only to wear that tragic hoodie.

From our paper of record:

Jade KNEW about her parent's 'scheme' and is 'terrified' she'll be forced to testify

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughter Olivia Jade is 'angry' about getting caught in college cheating scandal, according to source

Insider said 'she would have never gone along with it if she thought this would happen' and 'she trusted her parents'

Vlogger is scared she'll be called to speak in court and find it all 'embarrassing'

Sister Isabella, who her parents are alleged to have involved in the cheating scam, was spotted laughing and joking with her mother on Friday in Beverly Hills

It was two days after the actress and fashion designer parents appeared in front of a judge in a Boston court

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r155 Not while his mother is still alive. Ugh.

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Bella is certainly not.

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Nicole Kidman wins the "Never name your kid Isabella" award:

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 15904/06/2019

Hiiiii R159

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Elite Manhattan lawyer becomes the second person to plead guilty in US college admissions scandal

Gordon Caplan of the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm in New York City, was charged on March 12 with participating in the college admissions scheme

He released a statement Friday announcing his plans to plead guilty, saying he was 'deeply ashamed of my behavior and my actions'

Caplan noted that his unidentified daughter had no knowledge of his actions

Caplan's employer told reporters he is no longer a partner at their law firm

A total of 33 parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, have been charged in the college admissions scandal

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16104/06/2019

Mom told me to pose with a boat thingy, so I'm just waiting for her to tell me what to pose with for this court thingy.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16204/06/2019

"I’m assuming Jazz will be majoring in Gender Studies."

A step up from majoring in White Nationalism like most of the Republicans here

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16304/06/2019

^ Dumb

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16404/06/2019

What's the problem with an italian guy naming his daughter Isabella? Are you ignorant? Half of my Italian cousins are named Isabella it's the most common Italian name from her generation.

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R165 it's just funny that every celebuspawn named Isabella is unfortunate looking and Bella means beauty.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16604/06/2019

Maybe I’m missing something, but I see two very pretty girls @ R158. You make it sound as if she looks like one of the Willis girls or Meryl’s daughters.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16704/06/2019

[quote] every celebuspawn named Isabella is unfortunate looking

Get out of town.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16804/06/2019

"Maybe I’m missing something, but I see two very pretty girls"

Me too....they may be dumb, spoiled twats but they are not ugly.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 16904/07/2019

^^^Low foreheads are not attractive let alone pretty, and those two have some Teresa Guidice neanderthal forehead genes going on. They both need electrolysis to move their hairlines up further, then maybe they can be considered cute. OJ has some weird shit going on with her over injected lips that can't smile or move properly too.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17004/07/2019

Well, I'd say low foreheads are more attractive than fiveheads. I'd love to see a picture of you.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17104/07/2019

R171 Is Olivia Jade.

Little cunt!!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17204/07/2019

Who said anything about a fourhead? I'm talking about a nice forehead that's not a four-head nor neanderthal low one. Can't you discern things without extremes? Maybe I hit a nerve with the low forehead dig. This is DL, if you're offended by making fun of OJ's low forehead then maybe you should play elsewhere. And no, low foreheads are not attractive.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17304/07/2019

Geez. the only reason she's a fucking "influencer" to begin with is because she's pretty.....if she weighed 300 pounds and suffered from female pattern baldness we wouldn't even be talking about her

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We might be r174, but more because of her incredible stupidity than anything else.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17504/07/2019

Question: do wealthy women in LA walk around Beverly Hills in athleisure clothes? Are the mean shop girls of Pretty Women no more?

I read an article about Hope Hicks which described her glossy style of blown out hair, heavy makeup and heels as not fitting in in Hollywood.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17604/07/2019

R163 - please define exactly what “white nationalism” is.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17704/07/2019

The FBI is so pissed at these people.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17804/07/2019

R177 - go look in the mirror, dear. Make sure to take your white hood off first though.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 17904/08/2019

More fallout. This guy, though on the "receiving end" of the bribes, copped a plea to "only" get 18 months in prison. Anyone who thinks Ms. Lori, Mr. Lori and/or Felicity isn't going to spend some time behind bars is delusional.

His daughter is also paying the price:

Stanford student whose parents gave $500k to sailing coach in college admission scam is expelled and has her credits vacated - despite getting in to the school on her own merit

Stanford has announced that a freshman whose parents gave $500,000 to the school's former sailing coach John Vandemoer has been expelled

The young woman has not been named and her parents have not been charged in the Operation Varsity Blues Scandal

She was admitted to the prestigious university on her own merit a judge noted last month during Vandemoer's first hearing in the case

Vandemoer received over $750,000 to help get three students into Stanford, but two ultimately went elsewhere and the third did not need his help

He has entered into a deal that will see him serve just 18 months in prison on racketeering charges

Stanford was sued by students who said its involvement in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal marred its image for future graduates

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18004/08/2019

Am I missing something? How did she get in on her own merits if her parents were bribing a coach?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18104/08/2019

Actress Felicity Huffman agrees to plead guilty in college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents.

At least she owns it.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18204/08/2019

Bet she worked out a deal for no jail time.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18304/08/2019

Link, r182. Nothing anywhere.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18404/08/2019

It’s on every news source.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18504/08/2019

Now that is a good public statement! That is how you apologize.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18604/08/2019

[quote] Anyone who thinks Ms. Lori, Mr. Lori and/or Felicity isn't going to spend some time behind bars is delusional.

If I'm delusional so be it. I think the jail time will be for the coaches etc.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18704/08/2019

[quote]Bet she worked out a deal for no jail time.

I agree. She has a better chance at a deal because she didn't spend 500k and she backed out of cheating for the younger daughter.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18804/08/2019

Felicity's scriptwriter is good.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 18904/08/2019

R185 you can't say news source and then post a Fox link

Felicity has really handled this in the best possible way, while Lori gives no fucks

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19004/08/2019

actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” Huffman said in a statement.

“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly,” she continued.

“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.”

Other parents who will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud include New Yorkers Greg and Marcia Abbott, prosecutors said.

Actress Lori Loughlin is not among those pleading.

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LORI is not pleading guilty!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19204/08/2019

Felicity's statement really makes the faux Princess Hallmark Lori - look pathetic. How stupid are these people? (Lori and husband.) They are in real trouble but they seem to be in total denial.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19304/08/2019

Lori will hnd the jury signed Full House DVDs.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19404/08/2019

Felicity is going to plead guilty. Here is her statement.

Your move, Lori, you fucking cunt.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19504/08/2019

Sorry, I didn't refresh this thread before posting!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19604/08/2019

I still like Felicity better than pieces of shit like Lori, Mossimo, and Jussie.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19704/08/2019

Has the moron who paid six million dollars in the scam been identified?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19804/08/2019

r198 Not that I am aware of. Very curious who it is and I'm surprised it hasn't been sniffed out yet. One of Bezos' kids maybe?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 19904/08/2019

US College is over-rated. The status symbol of the near future will be no-university or European university. US Education is a joke, as parent above demonstrates. His child is "devastated." His child deserved it. Life's not fair. Boo-hoo-hoo. Education is not a horse race. It's not something you go buy in a store. Showing you don't understand the college process tells me exactly why your child didn't get into any colleges. Safeties? Do some research for some little known places far from where you live? A minor state school from which you transfer junior year to the school of your dreams. Santa Barbara Community College has one of the best faculties in the country. Get a clue, parents.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20004/08/2019

The 6 million has a tax angle.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20104/08/2019

I call bullshit that the daughter didn’t know.

She didn’t question why she got special accommodations and double the amount of time to take her SATs as everyone else? And she really thought she scored 1400s??

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20204/08/2019

I don't think the daughter is that bright, hence the need for someone else to take her test.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20304/08/2019

R203 Huffman's daughter had her test corrected after. She took it.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20404/08/2019

"US Education is a joke, as parent above demonstrates"

Cheating goes on everywhere, in every country. Meanwhile, thousands of international students are lining up to go to US colleges

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20504/08/2019

It did seem like the fbi wanted to roll her and her shit husband. I wonder if they will rat out more people?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20604/08/2019

Meanwhile Lori is laughing it up in public.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20704/09/2019

R207 She's facing more charges.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20804/09/2019

The 6 million dollar parent might be the Hot Pocket family. Also I just heard on NPR that the low end of the sentencing is 4-10 months which is what Huffman will get and an additional charge of money laundering has been added to the 50 parents who didn't plead including Loughlin and husband. Bet she wishes she plead now though she might not have been offered the same deal.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 20904/09/2019

Laugh harder Lori. You are now staring at twice what Felicity is for prison time, and so much more...

Yes r209, if she had plead guilty on Monday, she wouldn't have been hit with the second count is what I am hearing.

Lori Loughlin now facing 40 YEARS in prison after grand jury indicts her and 18 other parents on charges of fraud and money laundering in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin and the 18 other parents who did not enter guilty pleas in the college admissions scandal have been hit with a superseding indictment

They are now charged with both mail fraud and money laundering, charges which each carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison

The couple could also be facing fines of over $1 million after the payments they made were categorized as charitable donations

One day after 13 parents entered guilty pleas for their roles in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal, the 19 who did not admit guilt have been hit with a new charge or money laudnering inm addition to mail fraud.

Among those named are William McGlashan, Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez, and Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli.

'The charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater,' said a release from the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.

'The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.'

At the same time that this superseding indictment was released, the Department of Justice also released the agreements that were made with Felicity Huffman and the other parents who entered guilty pleas on Monday.

Those agreements reveal that prosecutors will be recommending prison time for all the defendants - including Huffman.

She is looking at a four to six month sentence for admitting she paid a proctor $15,000 to edit her daughter's college entrance exam.

That would be followed by a year of supervised release.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21004/09/2019

^^ could have said 15 and I heard it wrong but additional charges nonetheless

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21104/09/2019

Huffman is probably somewhat relieved that she didn't get far into the scam as Lori and Mossimo did.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21204/09/2019

r212 This can't be their first scam is my vibe. I wonder what other skeletons might be in Mr. Lori and Ms. Lori's closets?

I can't wait for the IRS to come calling on ALL of these fleabag parents. Audit their asses from here to hell.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21304/09/2019

I think Felicity will be sentenced to about 4 months in prison... but she will only serve one day, and be released on house arrest for the remainder of the time.

I think Lori will go to trial and be acquitted.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21404/09/2019

Lori is pretty arrogant, isn’t she? Shameless. She really thinks she did no wrong and should get off scott-free. I never would have thought she carried such an entitlement attitude. This scandal has revealed the true Lori and it’s not looking good.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21504/09/2019

I wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Lori has done illegal things in the past with his fashion companies.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21604/09/2019

[quote]Bet she wishes she plead now though

Oh, dear!

[quote]if she had plead guilty on Monday,

Oh, DEAR!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21704/09/2019

r214 Prison doesn't work that way. Jail? Yes, but not prison. The intake process for prison takes nearly a full day as it is.

You knew what we meant r217. I hope the pathetic thrill you got was worth it. Get out more.

Here is how Ms. Lori has been cunting...I mean coping. In her case, I hope they throw away the key.

Here is how Ms. Lori has been coping the poor lamb.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21804/09/2019

These are federal charges R214 and you go to a federal prison. You have to serve at least 85% of your sentence.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 21904/09/2019

[quote]I hope the pathetic thrill you got was worth it.

Yup. It was.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22004/09/2019

To produce a child like Olivia Jade, you need to be the exact kind of person that Lori Loughlin is. There is not going to be some contrite, repentant, and reformed misunderstood but well-intentioned person underneath the egregiously shallow, piranha-like status seeking and social climbing, delusional and detached persona we've all seen. In other words, she is behaving exactly how I would expect.

However, if I was trying to get into Harvard and was paying for either OJ or Jazz Jennings to take the SAT for me...you'd better believe my money's with OJ.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22104/09/2019

Attention DL Hearties!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22204/09/2019

It all these kids didn't know what shit their parents were pulling, they are too stupid to go to college. Taking the SAT in a room by yourself? Or in your own bedroom? In what universe? What these kids are not guilty of is choosing to have been born to criminals. Nobody is responsible for their parents-- but yes, these kids knew what they were doing was fishy as hell.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22304/09/2019

"However, if I was trying to get into Harvard and was paying for either OJ or Jazz Jennings to take the SAT for me...you'd better believe my money's with OJ."

Man, the DL Republicans never miss a chance to bash transgender people, do they?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22404/09/2019

Pretty much R224. The fact that they can fit it into THIS thread, which has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with anything T...

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22504/09/2019

Hey, r224 fuck off. OJ is pretty stupid, but Jazz is dumber than a box of hair. FACT. Or do you even watch the show? This thread has nothing to do with being transgender, so, lame try. Take that shit to another thread. You fucking post this transgender bias assholery everywhere. You seem to get off on it. I think you even posted an accusation of it in the "processed foods you secretly love" thread or whatever it was called. Go away and get help.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22604/09/2019

r223 I agree. Quite a few of the lesser known parents involved in this come from my neck in the woods. The kids out here all have bad cases of affluenza and they tend to be pretty fucking buddy-buddy with their parents. No way they didn't know something. Except for maybe the kid who "cost" 6 million dollars. That kid might have been too stupid to know...or breathe.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22704/09/2019

Damn, Lori, damn. She's gonna be a prison bitch!!!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22804/09/2019

How sad R226 that you admit you watch such garbage and are here defending such garbage.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 22904/09/2019

R229 I don't watch the show, but I have seen enough YouTube etc. clips to see that Jazz is clearly dumb. Harvard? Jazz got into fucking Harvard on scholastic merit? Get the fuck out of here. THAT is what was being made fun of on other threads. Fairly so.

Can we please move on?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23004/09/2019

Once again R230, how sad you are invested in garbage TV. I go to YouTube and never once has their recommendation mentioned Jazz.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23104/09/2019

Bye Boris. *click* Ahhhhhh

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23204/09/2019

The fact that Lori Loughlin is a piece of shit and has a foolish child does not negate the fact that Jazz Jennings has the intellect of a rock. Neither of these offspring are finishing college, and they both took spots from someone who would have at least worked to earn a degree.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23304/09/2019

[quote]Lori is pretty arrogant, isn’t she? Shameless. She really thinks she did no wrong and should get off scott-free. I never would have thought she carried such an entitlement attitude. This scandal has revealed the true Lori and it’s not looking good.

Before this scandal, I thought she was some harmless C list type celeb. She is a giant cunt. I think she and her husband will be convicted and at the least they'll serve a few years in prison. I don't see them getting 20 years or whatever.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23404/10/2019

If they do indeed go to jail, I bet Olivia will be happy. She hates them

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23504/10/2019

Lori going to the doctor to get a refill on her legal speed. Her dealer is probably going to have to mortgage his house for all of the business he is losing from her.

She's trying to copy Felicity's "harried" look. Way too little and way too late.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23604/10/2019

The arrogance is unbelievable.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23704/10/2019

Thanks, Lori!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23804/10/2019

I'm fine with Felicity just getting a fine and probation but I hope Lori and that weird fellow she is married to get serious prison time. They both sound like horrid people.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 23904/11/2019

R239 Part of Felicity's plea deal includes prison time. 4 to 6 months is what is being reported. Martha was in for 5 months. Ms. Lori and Mr. Lori will likely (hopefully) be in for a long fucking time now that there are additional charges in their case.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24004/11/2019

I love how everyone refers to him as Mr. Lori.

So emasculating.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24104/11/2019

What the hell did Mr. Lori do to his face?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24204/11/2019

Cheek implants

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24304/11/2019

Dumb lady, that Lori. She thought the prosecutors were kidding. Clearly, intelligence does not run in that family.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24404/11/2019

A year without fillers and injections is going to be hard on that face.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24504/11/2019

r245 Good point. I remember how rough Teresa Giudice looked after she got out.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24604/11/2019

Also, keep in mind for those trying to spin this into a career move for them involving an apology tour--

Martha Stewart lost $800 million dollars because of her conviction. (That is, its effect on her business.)

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24704/11/2019

R246, you aint seen nothing yet...

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24804/11/2019

Where did you get that figure R247?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 24904/11/2019

I'm starting to think OJ is the smartest of the bunch.

Lori is looking into a crisis manager (which she should have done on day one), but here's the kicker. It's Lindsay Lohan's former crisis manager. Would that be YOUR first pick?

_____________________________________________________ She thought she could skate by': Lori Loughin was 'in denial' about going to prison over college bribes when she rejected plea deal and is now 'freaking out' as Hallmark cuts her out of show

Lori Loughlin thought prosecutors 'were bluffing' about a prison sentence

She and her husband rejected a plea deal because they 'were not ready to accept that they could go to jail

Afterwards, they were hit with a grand jury indictment which doubles the maximum sentence they could face

Loughlin is in talks with Lindsay Lohan's former crisis manager, it has been claimed

She has been written out of her Hallmark Channel show, When Calls The Heart

Prosecutors say some of the parents are pushing to get a new judge in the case

Loughlin is facing 40 years in prison and more than $1 million in fines for allegedly paying $500,000 to get her daughters into USC

Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty for her part and she faces a maximum of 10 months in prison

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25004/11/2019

How could she be "in denial" about jail? Doesn't she have a lawyer on retainer who DAY ONE sat her down and explained the charges she and her husband were facing and the many directions this case could take? I am a nobody and meeting with a lawyer would be the very first thing I did. And if her lawyer fed her some story like these charges were all smoke and mirrors and she will beat them then I have no words.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25104/11/2019

r251 I'm sure they ignored the lawyer's advice. Fuck, do we even have proof they had a lawyer? I think Lori and Mr. Lori honestly thought this whole thing would blow over, which is fucking insane. I joke about Lori being coked out, but maybe she is, (or they both are), because her behavior throughout this entire mess has been borderline psychotic. This is a case of "the rules don't apply to me" the likes you might expect from a huge A-lister (and I am grasping to name one that would have this much hubris). Not some d-list actress and her washed up fashion designer husband.

My guess is they likely ignored the lawyer's advice.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25204/11/2019

You are probably right R252 - and I just can't imagine it, the level of density and denial. I thought Lori was smiling and signing autographs because in a very misguided way she thought she was being nice and this might make people like her and feel sorry for her. Now, I think this woman is just on another planet. Amazing.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25304/11/2019

I'm on this thread and the Jussie thread, and the similarities of their personalities/attitudes is striking.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25404/11/2019

Lori, like most of Hollywood, lives in a bubble, think they are special and are above rules. Rules and following the law are for little people.

Typical celeb mentality. She's gonna be somebody's bitch in Jail.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25504/11/2019

R255 " Loughlin is in talks with Lindsay Lohan's former crisis manager, it has been claimed"

BAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25604/11/2019

r256 I know. That is what made me remark that maybe OJ is actually the smartest of the lot. On what planet would Lindsay fucking Lowcan's ex crisis manager would be an option you would even consider? How fucking dumb can you be? Pretty fucking dumb, apparently.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25704/11/2019

The smartest of them so far is Bill Macy, who's somehow still got a job and avoided charges. Huffman got decent advice--took the plea deal. Celebrity/money protect people from a lot of things--i.e. see Trump--but in this kind of thing, it boomerangs. People want blood.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25804/11/2019

R258 It really helps Bill Macy that it hit right as his show went into hiatus. It was a couple days after the Shameless finale I think. PERFECT timing.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 25904/11/2019

[quote]Lori, like most of Hollywood, lives in a bubble, think they are special and are above rules. Rules and following the law are for little people.

They are above the law, when pieces of shit like Jussie Smollett have all charges dropped because they get their friends (Michelle Obama) to strong-arm a dumb, ugly, black prosecutor into dropping them. Good work, Kim Foxx... you’re supposed to represent the interests of the people, not some stupid black celebrity criminal.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26004/11/2019

Did Michelle Obama really do that R260? How would she have any connection to Jussie?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26104/11/2019

I seriously doubt Michelle Obama got herself involved in this circus

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26204/11/2019

She did. It’s been well documented on the 16 Jussie threads.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26304/11/2019

^^^^ well if the DLers said so.....

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26404/11/2019

r263 It is said on the Jussie threads that Michelle's one time aide was in touch with Jussie's family. Some people argue it was at Michelle's urging. I personally think that is bullshit. Michelle isn't stupid, and this guy isn't that fucking famous or important for her to fuck up her reputation by stepping in, however indirectly.

Speaking of Foxx, her chief ethics officer is quitting:

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26504/11/2019

"They are above the law, when pieces of shit like Jussie Smollett have all charges dropped because they get their friends (Michelle Obama) to strong-arm a dumb, ugly, black prosecutor into dropping them. Good work, Kim Foxx... you’re supposed to represent the interests of the people, not some stupid black celebrity criminal."

As opposed to dumb, ugly white racists going on and on about Jussie, you know the same people who didn't give a shit when Sherry Papini falsely claimed she was kidnapped by Latina women....

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26604/11/2019

[quote] Where did you get that figure?

Right before she was charged, Martha was literally a billionaire: most (nearly all) of her net worth was her ownership of Martha Stewart Company (the show, the mag, all of the merchandise, etc). When she was convicted, her distributors dropped her, sales tanked. She went from being a billionaire to being a $200millionaire. More tragically, her friends and family who invested also lost 4/5's of their investment; she had to fire entire departments of Martha Stewart Company. All of those people lost their livelihoods.

Now Mr. Lori is only shilling his shitty golf accessories crap; Lori (I don't believe) has a company, though the daughter did lose a very lucrative few deals. Having a felony and going to prison is not a plus for anyone. Martha Stewart had public sentiment was on her side, and she still lost a fortune. Someone like Downey, Jr. needed the help from a lot of colleagues and friends who loved him and saw him as a troubled soul.

But people hate these two idiots.

**Oh, but you asked me how I know. Check her net worth--it's 200m now, used to be 1B. She has given interviews explaining the numbers. There are lots of articles, too, if you google.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26704/11/2019

Those sites that claim someones net worth are worthless R267. They don't know their investments and what they gain or lost. Also they don't take into account they people on payroll they have to pay and the taxman.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26804/11/2019

If Olivia Jade is the smart one in this debacle, Lori and Mr. Lori are truly fucked.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 26904/11/2019

Go OJ! I know, I know but fuck it. I like how that bitch is out there getting her party on while her worthless parents are twisting in the wind.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27004/11/2019

Martha Stewart going to prison didn't help her company, but that's not what really did it in--MSL was hit by the same thing that hit every other publication--the disappearance of advertising dollars and readership--the Internet sucked up both. You want to make a fancy cake? You look it up on Pinterest, not in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27104/11/2019

What Martha *did* get out of prison was a much more...I don't know if "relatable" is quite the word, personality. She stopped with the WASP pretensions, and gained (or revealed) a sense of humor, and by that gained a new audience.

She has excellent comedic timing (who knew?) as she proved in her roast of Justin Bieber. She and Snoop have a really fun show. She's letting it all hang out.

Her daughter, however, remains a cunt of the highest order.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27204/11/2019

I take it back, Ms. Lori is a cunt of the highest order. Martha's daughter can't even touch that level.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27304/11/2019

I think OJ is selling stories. *Someone* has to pay the family dealer.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27404/12/2019
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by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27604/12/2019

R275 Thanks, but ancient history at this point.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27704/12/2019

I knew someone who went to work for MSL, r272. She said she was surprised that Martha had such a sense of humor.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27804/12/2019

Mr. Lori reminds me a bit of Dr. Seuss creature in the pic at R276.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 27904/12/2019

Here is the official DOJ list of people charged, their exact charges, and their current case status. I wonder if we can figure out who the 6.5 million dollar asshole is from this.

FYI, no arraignment date set yet for Ms. Lori or Mr. Lori.

Felicity's plea hearing is set for 5/21

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 28004/12/2019

I was betting the 6 Million Dollar man was the casino guy but no.

Former Las Vegas Strip casino executive Gamal Aziz has been arrested on charges of bribing a university official to get his daughter into the University of Southern California.

The executive, charged as Gamal Abdelaziz, uses a shortened version of his given name. He was one of dozens of defendants charged in a nationwide bust of mainly wealthy parents paying college entrance exam administrators, university varsity coaches and administrators to ensure their children were accepted at prestigious institutions.

Aziz, a former Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International executive, is accused of paying $𝟑𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 to charity Key Worldwide Foundation, which arranged to have his daughter presented as a high school basketball star to the university’s athletic admissions subcommittee, according to the federal complaint.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 28104/12/2019

What kind of person has the guts and audacity to pass their child off as a basketball star to get into college. It's so ridiculous and obvious I would be afraid to do such a thing. Rick Singer must be quite the salesman. He should be working on Wall Street. He could have done all kinds of illegal sales hacks and never gone to prison.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 28204/13/2019

He probably already has, r282. How do you think he's managed to get that much $$$?

He most likely didn't come by it honestly.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 28304/13/2019

[quote] What kind of person has the guts and audacity to pass their child off as a basketball star to get into college. It's so ridiculous and obvious I would be afraid to do such a thing.

I don't know. If I were crazy enough--and had the money--I would present her as a recently injured basketball star who had played/gone to school in Europe--or better yet!--Asia. They could have "red shirted" her (as an injured player that is still part of the team) for two years, and no one would even have noticed.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 284Last Sunday at 11:29 AM

90% of college athletes retire after 1 year, due to injury, fatigue or academic challenges. The grueling athletics is a full time occupation, on top of academics, for "real" athletes. These cheaters just need to redshirt , then quit, or participate briefly and develop an injury. Apparently, they couldn't be bothered to pretend even that much.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 285Last Sunday at 5:23 PM

[quote] 90% of college athletes retire after 1 year, due to injury, fatigue or academic challenges.

I dated a few college athletes when I was at college myself. The number of those dropping out is nowhere near 90%. (Especially because most of them have athletic scholarships. If they are not legitimate redshirts, the coach will cut them to recoup the scholarship money and replace with with a walk-on or an extra player in the incoming class. Even when they are injuredy and try to redshirt, they can still be cut from the team.)

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 286Last Sunday at 5:51 PM

My husband made me do it.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 287Last Sunday at 6:02 PM

AP: Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 288Last Monday at 8:04 AM

She's going to rot in jail for a decade, isn't she? And somehow, she's going to come out richer than she is now. Because that's just how people like her roll.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 289Last Monday at 8:12 AM

Wow her attorney must be nuts. Is she really that delusional?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 290Last Monday at 8:19 AM

R289 I think she and Mr. Lori will be convicted, but only serve a few years in prison. If she does prison time of 3 to 10 years and then comes out, I don't see her resuming an acting career. She has probably turned off a lot of people.

Felicity Huffman might be able to resume an acting career after prison. Felicity didn't get that far into the scam, she plead guilty and apologized. She didn't do all the smug crap that Lori has done.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 291Last Monday at 9:52 AM

It was said that Felicity and Bill's daughter wanted to be an actress. I wonder she'll still pursue an acting career. The daughter isn't really pretty, but then again Kevin Bacon's hideous daughter Sosie has managed to have a career.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 292Last Monday at 10:26 AM

Sell EVERYTHING, OJ! Sell it ALL!

Your inheritance is going to be spent on defense lawyers for your even dumber parents!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 293Last Monday at 2:55 PM

Lori and Mr Lori are claiming they were misled and only had good intentions. BS.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 294Last Monday at 3:30 PM

A jury will never convict her.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 295Last Monday at 3:40 PM

r294 Lori and Mr. Lori are massive cunts. That they are playing the victim card doesn't surprise me in the least. That they keep doubling down does surprise me...but I am loving it.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 296Last Monday at 4:15 PM

Someone tell OJ she better cash out her trust fund before these idiots lose everything

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 297Last Monday at 5:21 PM

We all thought Jussie would be convicted and he wasn't. I hope Laurie doesn't walk. Just takes one.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 298Last Monday at 6:16 PM

R298 Hopefully the FBI shoe will drop soon on Jussie (and he's now being sued by the City of Chicago), so at least that will be something to look forward to.

I hope they throw the keys away for Lori and Mr. Lori

Some students are now receiving "target letters"

After 50 people, including parents and coaches, were charged last month with crimes, the nation’s largest-ever college admissions prosecution appeared to be ensnaring another group — students.

According to a lawyer involved in the case, at least some children of the parents who were charged in the scandal have received so-called target letters, which notify people that they could be targets of a criminal probe. The lawyer declined to be quoted by name, citing sensitivities about the ongoing case. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office in Boston, which is handling the case, declined to comment on the development, which was previously reported in Law360, a legal news service, and The Wall Street Journal.

It was uncertain on Monday how many students received such target letters or whether they would, in fact, lead to additional charges. Several defense lawyers in the case said the children of their clients — parents charged with trying to get their children admitted to college with falsified athletic credentials or altered test scores — had not received such letters.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 299Last Monday at 6:27 PM

[quote] Just takes one.

It takes "one" with an iron will who is willing to give up their own life, day after day, in an effort to convince the others to agree.

Have you ever been on a jury? I am telling you, by day two of deliberation, the jurors start negotiating with each other because they want to get the hell out of the jury room.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 300Last Monday at 6:52 PM

[quote]Hopefully the FBI shoe will drop soon on Jussie (and he's now being sued by the City of Chicago), so at least that will be something to look forward to.

I also hope Jussie goes down somehow for his crime. That fucker's staged "hate crime" is a slap in the face to people who have been victims of real hate crimes.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 301Last Monday at 6:54 PM

Republicans go on and on about Jussie but don't care about Trumpsters who stage fake kidnappings like Sherry Papini.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 302Last Monday at 7:02 PM

What makes me extra happy is you just know that Lori (AKA Ms. Lori) and Mr. Lori both have Google alerts. And Mr. Lori is feeling emasculated as fuck these days. HAH!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 303Last Tuesday at 12:08 AM

Haaaaay Mr. Lori!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 304Last Tuesday at 4:43 AM

Mr. Lori should have sued his plastic surgeon.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 305Last Tuesday at 7:10 AM

CBS: Analysis: Pleading not guilty in college scam could be huge risk for Loughlin

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 306Last Tuesday at 9:35 AM

Oh my gosh, they're so stupid.

One of the other families say they pleaded not guilty because the prosecutors wouldn't "share" the evidence with their attorneys. (Um...they don't have to.)

Mr and Mrs Lori's attorney have no fucking idea what the prosecutors have and/or are going to use to seek a conviction. They are literally flying blind.

This will be awesome.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 307Last Tuesday at 9:52 AM

Incorrect, r307. It’s called discovery. The prosecution must share its witness list and evidence obtained, both inculpatory and exculpatory under the [italic]Brady[/italic] rules. Otherwise the defense cannot put on a valid defense.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 308Last Tuesday at 10:34 AM

[quote] Incorrect, [R307]. It’s called discovery. The prosecution must share its witness list and evidence obtained, both inculpatory and exculpatory under the Brady rules. Otherwise the defense cannot put on a valid defense.

Not BEFORE they plead. They are entitled to some evidence (exculpatory evidence) before they plead, but not all evidence. Once they have plead and the trial dates are set, THEN they can request to see certain types of evidence.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 309Last Tuesday at 10:57 AM

Lori loughlin is going to rue the day she pled not guilty. Every part of her, her husband and her dopey daughter's lives will be put on display for the entire world to see. All their texts, emails, social media account activity (public and PRIVATE) will be presented. Her dumb daughter's can likely face charges for conspiracy, concealing evidence and a whole host of other crimes. It's against the law to try and cover up a conspiracy, attempt to destroy evidence and perjury (in depositions & on the stand in court). Even if you weren't involved in the original conspiracy.

Here's the steps all accused conspirators go through (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Flat denial (this is what she is doing now)

Convince the media to bury the story (that didn't work)

Preemptively distribute false information

Claim that the "problem" is minimal

Claim faulty memory (I'm sure the Feds will use their texts, emails, voicemails, and SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS to refresh their memory)

Claim the accusations are half-truths

Claim the critic has no proof

Attack the critic's motive and character

Prevent the discovery of evidence

Destroy or alter the evidence (more crimes. These morons aren't smart enough to know that this is almost impossible in this day & age)

Make discovery of evidence difficult, Block or delay investigations

Create misleading names of individuals and companies to hide funding (that's what their charity is all about)

Lie or commit perjury (but when you lie, you have to pick a lie & stick to it. This family of morons won't be able to do this)

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 310Last Tuesday at 11:13 AM

Ms. Lori and Mr Lori are praying the guilt away!

Ooops, I forgot, they said they are not guilty. But hey, probably doesn't hurt to have a word with the head Heartie in charge.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 311Last Tuesday at 11:40 AM

I don't let my clients plead guilty unless I know the government has enough evidence to convict them. There may have been some infrequent instances when I already knew what evidence is out there and we negotiated a quick plea. Technically the government (this is feds now) doesn't have to hand over discovery until after the arraignment but often if you are working toward a plea and you have a decent working relationship with them they'll give you early discovery.

What and when the government turns over evidence and witness info is dependent on various rules and the court's rulings. You can obviously also make discovery demands - sometimes they get met, sometimes not. Only witnesses that are considered Brady witnesses have to be turned over before trial. Brady witnesses like any Brady material is evidence that is exculpatory or favorable to the defense (either outright or for impeachment purposes) either for trial or sentencing. The feds are notorious for withholding, mischaracterizing (oh that's Baby Brady, that's not really Brady) , hiding, and otherwise lying about and failing in their Brady and other discovery obligations.

Practically the entire cadre of over 200 Inauguration Day protest defendants got dismissals with prejudice because of the government's misconduct and lies about Brady and other discovery violations. Plus the judge ordered the prosecutors to assist the defense in getting all those arrest records expunged.

As annoying as these college scam defendants are, I do not forget that the government often does not play fair and is in the business of bluffing defense attorneys on a regular basis.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 312Last Tuesday at 12:09 PM

R312, but do you think they would bluff on such a high-profile case (or series of cases) where a public trial could make them look seriously incompetent?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 313Last Tuesday at 12:28 PM

I do, r313. Most people don’t remember everything promised in a high profile case.

In their opening statement defense counsel in OJ Simpson’s murder trial promised a ton of stuff they couldn’t possibly produce. Yet no one on the jury (and to a larger extent the public) called them out and said, “Hey, the defense said they had a witness that would say she saw four guys fleeing the scene, what happened to that witness?”

As the trial progresses, people forget unless you REALLY overplay your hand like saying you’ve got video proof of someone committing a crime, when you really don’t.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 314Last Tuesday at 12:36 PM

R314, thanks for the response. Very interesting.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 315Last Tuesday at 12:42 PM

[quote] It’s called discovery

They'll get it. But they already have 95% of it. It's on their phones, computers, Social Media accounts). Their phones are TIMEBOMBS

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 316Last Tuesday at 12:47 PM

R312, the very first person to plead guilty first was a partner at a big law firm

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 317Last Tuesday at 12:56 PM

Prosecutors plan to seek up to 10 months in jail for actress Felicity Huffman per CNN.

Loughlin has lost her damn mind. I don't think Huffman will get more than six, but I bet she goes to prison for some small amount of time. Lori is playing with fire. She has no one to give up.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 318Last Tuesday at 1:02 PM

[quote] Practically the entire cadre of over 200 Inauguration Day protest defendants got dismissals with prejudice

Going to trial for protesting is a COMPLETELY thing than going to trial for money laundering

And as the investigations proceed, a lot of other crimes and other financial misdealing can be revealed to the authorities. This is something a smart person wouldn't want to open themselves up to. Although lori's never been accused of being smart or even semi-intelligent. She's also opening her daughter's up to being dissected by investigators. A lot of that social media advertising/influencing the most ignorant daughter does may be open to a GIGANTIC investigation by the IRS. Any type of favors or remuneration must be declared as income

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 319Last Tuesday at 1:07 PM

The fact that the mastermind behind the whole scam pled guilty and gave up his clients is a huge challenge for the Gianulliis, right? His testimony alone could put them in jail. All he has to say is that they knew exactly what they were doing, and he probably has emails to pack him up from their initial contact to the final payment. Add to that, Huffman and others pled guilty as well, so if THEY knew that it was illegal, then everyone involved should have known.

While I'm not a fan of Huffman, I give her credit for making sure her daughter was off the hook, and not dragging this out for her family. Lori and Mossimo are only thinking of themselves.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 320Last Tuesday at 1:14 PM

I love that Mrs. Lori is quoted as, "I didn't think I was doing anything wrong," rather than, "I wasn't doing anything wrong."

He he

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 321Last Tuesday at 1:19 PM

R320 That's Mr. Lori to you.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 322Last Tuesday at 1:21 PM

Publicists weigh in...

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 323Last Tuesday at 1:37 PM

[quote] Add to that, Huffman and others pled guilty as well, so if THEY knew that it was illegal, then everyone involved should have known.

I'm not sure that it matters whether they knew it was illegal or not. "Ignorance of the law is no excuse.." etc.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 324Last Tuesday at 1:38 PM

The publicists didn't "weigh in" in that Vanity Fair fluff: it was just the writer--and what the heck is a Kenzie? she/he/zhir?--summing up their public appearances with links to other articles.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 325Last Tuesday at 1:42 PM

[quote]The fact that the mastermind behind the whole scam pled guilty and gave up his clients is a huge challenge for the Gianulliis, right?

It depends on his credibility, whether the defense can make the jury see (or even just believe) that, even though he pled out, he got a much lighter sentence because he “gave up” names, and if the jury in Lori’s seat would’ve seen his communiques the same way the prosecution wants them to see them. It’s definitely not a guarantee, though it’s a mountain for the defense.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 326Last Tuesday at 2:28 PM

The prosecutors don’t have anything.

And even if they do, no jury is going to convict Aunt Becky.

Felicity was the dumb one to just say “put me in prison”.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 327Last Tuesday at 3:22 PM

[quote] The fact that the mastermind behind the whole scam pled guilty and gave up his clients is a huge challenge for the Gianulliis, right? His testimony alone could put them in jail. All he has to say is that they knew exactly what they were doing, and he probably has emails to pack him up from their initial contact to the final payment.

Here's the thing. They (the federal investigators) got him and then they got him to incriminate everyone else through phone calls, texts, emails and in writing. And all of it was recorded by the federal investigators. These and all other texts, emails and other computer documents were probably already subpoenaed by the prosecutors from their phone carriers. These people used their personal charities to pay this man off. They cheated on their taxes and broke many, many, many laws by using their charity money to pay someone to commit crimes and then covering it up. They also filed their charity's income tax and said the money was a donation. It wasn't. These crooked mother fuckers deserve many years in jail and their charity should be shut down and all the money seized as a part of their sentence

I can just imagine the texts between the parents and the kids when the story broke. All those parent pled guilty because they didn't want any of that being read out in court as well as all their other dirty laundry

Lori is opening up a lot of trouble for her daughter, who I would bet my life on it, did not claim all the money, "gifts" and other assorted things from companies who hoped she would use their products on her social media "influencer" accounts. The IRS will be on her ass

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 328Last Tuesday at 6:46 PM

These parents emailed back and forth with this man. His credibility is fine. The federal prosecutors have lots of emails and recorded phone calls they can use in court

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 329Last Tuesday at 6:50 PM

r329 Ms. Lori sent her message with a high-five emoji huh? How twee. I'd like to high-five her upside the head.

R328 Great post!

These dumb cunts keep forking over the gifts each day. It's like an advent calendar of smugfuckery.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 330Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM

R328 Yes. I will not be surprised if Lori & her husband enter guilty pleas at some point.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 331Last Wednesday at 12:08 AM

[quote]His credibility is fine.

I’m not disputing that, it’s a matter of how a good attorney can make his credibility look. He may have skeletons other than this in his closet that they will harp on. It’s not that cut and dry.

We had a recent case where I live where a restaurant owner was accused of bribing a politician. Emails, texts, wiretapping, receipts, etc. Seems easy, right? Nope. The first trial ended in a mistrial in part because the defense made the briber look extremely nefarious through other deeds he did, including paying his employees under the table. The jury didn’t find him credible in spite of the corroborating evidence. With a mountain of solid proof, they said they didn’t believe this guy! Same basic fact pattern as this case.

So you never know how a jury is going to go for either side, which is why plea bargaining is offered.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 332Last Wednesday at 3:56 AM

I hope both that smug bitch Louglin and her vacuous cunt daughter get jail time.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 333Last Wednesday at 4:16 AM

Don’t forget Mr. Lori, r333.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 334Last Wednesday at 4:33 AM

I was waiting for this. Either OJ, or Not-OJ could be in trouble too.

EXCLUSIVE: Lori Loughlin's DAUGHTER is under criminal investigation in college admissions scandal, with prosecutors launching probe to see what she knew about her parents' faux-crew coup

One of Lori Loughlin's daughters received a target letter from the Department of Justice announcing that she was the subject of a criminal probe

The sources DailyMail.com spoke with only knew about one of the daughters getting a letter, the tone of which was described as 'ominous'

The 'DOJ is making it pretty clear that they have evidence that very strongly suggests she knew of the illegal plot' said another source

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 335Last Wednesday at 7:22 AM

Of course Loughlin and her greasy husband will be going to jail. This nonsense that no jury will convict "Aunt Becky" is just too stupid for words. LMFAO!

For reference, again--"daughters" means 2 or more; "daughter's" means "daughter is" or "daughter's career," etc. JFC.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 336Last Wednesday at 7:25 AM

r336 Take the grammar complaint to the DM, I'm just the messenger.

Completely, absolutely agree with your first paragraph.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 337Last Wednesday at 7:28 AM

[quote] Going to trial for protesting is a COMPLETELY thing than going to trial for money laundering

R319, you missed the whole point. I was talking about the government (the US Attorney in DC) violating the rules of discovery and other ethical considerations - even in high profile cases.

The Inauguration Day case was a high profile case covered extensively by the media. With hundreds of defense attorneys, almost all from one of the best and most experienced defense bars in the country (DC). Admittedly there was violence, injury and destruction of property. All charged as felonies. Almost all caught on video - lots and lots of video as well as photographs and other media platforms. Because there was so much planning and coordination that went into the march/protest (including videos of that by undercover agents infiltrating those meetings) and there was some commonality among the protestors, the government charged those who merely marched with the acts of those few within the march who actually did commit the underlying offenses. Had they been able to prove the conspiracy my client, along with most of the other defendants, would have ended up with serious felonies on their records. The government offered early pleas to everyone - misdemeanors with a recommendation of probation - which the assigned judges would have gladly given. Those who did accept the plea offers were all given probation. But the temptation to plead guilty was great. These were almost all young people with careers ahead of them - felonies would have effectively destroyed many of their chances for certain careers. The misdemeanors offered would barely have been a blip on a career path. Just the process alone was daunting. Most defendants were from out of town and criminal defendants have to appear at every hearing. We were able to get them excused from motions hearings but these mostly young and mostly broke-ass kids had to get to DC for a number of hearings.

There was one 3 week trial with no active players (5 codefendants) in fall 2017 - that is no one who actually committed the underlying crimes. All defendants were acquitted. As they came up to 2 more trials months later - one already in progress and one scheduled to start right after - one defense attorney's expert opined to him that an important video the government intended to use (already turned over to defense) had been altered, so that defense attorney filed motions demanding the original and access to interview that videographer & the detective who was overseeing the evidence. The judge ordered the government to make those people available for an interview which was hastily scheduled for a Monday holiday. During the interview it was uncovered that it wasn't just the original video that had been withheld but that there were a total of 69 videos that had been withheld and never released to any of the 200 plus defendants.

If you need more examples of high profile cases in which federal prosecutors brazenly committed violations & misconduct see the case they brought against Senator Ted Stevens in which he was convicted. Federal prosecutors never face any real punishment or discipline. One of the more serious cases of prosecutorial misconduct involving withholding important Brady evidence (and more) occurred in a high profile murder trail decades ago in DC. The prosecutor was eventually transferred to the San Diego US Attorney's Office (such a punishment LOL) and the formal discipline was not handed down until almost 20 years after the misconduct was uncovered. A slap on the wrist. He has been able to enjoy the rest of his career and retire with all generous federal benefits intact.

So all that above to say, yes, violations can happen in high profile cases. I'm not pre-judging these prosecutors. I'm just saying it happens - all the time.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 338Last Wednesday at 9:13 AM

R338 You speak with great authority. What are your credentials?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 339Last Wednesday at 9:18 AM

[quote]Prosecutors plan to seek up to 10 months in jail for actress Felicity Huffman per CNN.

It's up to the judge. I'm pretty sure she's in a probation box.

We haven't seen the plea agreement. We should be able to see it once she enters a guilty plea and the agreement is filed with the court. We'll see how good her lawyers are and if they kept out a clause that says the defense agrees NOT to allocute for a sentence below the guidelines. But even if the defense cannot argue for a lesser sentence and/or for probation, it is still the judge's call.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 340Last Wednesday at 9:22 AM

r340 Prosecutors are apparently seeking the low end of the prison sentencing guidelines for Felicity. If this is so, she would get 4 months. 85% of which she has to serve. This is aside from any fines, probation, etc.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 341Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM

Also, a reminder:

Here is the official DOJ list of people charged, their exact charges, and their current case status. I wonder if we can figure out who the 6.5 million dollar asshole is from this.

FYI, no arraignment date set yet for Ms. Lori or Mr. Lori.

Felicity's plea hearing is set for 5/21

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 342Last Wednesday at 9:28 AM

Maybe this isn't the place for this question but there's related discussion here. What does it take these days to get into top tier, non-Ivys like Georgetown, Duke, Northwestern or UVA? if you've got a kid who's at a good public school, what's needed. 1500 SATs, 4.5 GPA, Top 5 of 10% class rank - ? Am very curious as I have two nephews in hs now.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 343Last Wednesday at 9:46 AM

Thanks, R341. I knew that but it is still up to the judge.

If she does get jail time and it is under 12 months then she can now get good time credit up to 15% off her sentence. This sticks in my craw but it is largely because of Jared Kushner that the good time credit was extended to all federal prisoners no matter how long the sentence with few exceptions.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 344Last Wednesday at 9:58 AM

Average SAT score for UVA - 1365

Average for Duke - 1485

Average for Northwestern - 1490

Average for Georgetown - 1435

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 345Last Wednesday at 9:58 AM

[quote] FYI, no arraignment date set yet for Ms. Lori or Mr. Lori.

See your link below. They were both already arraigned and entered not guilty pleas. Their next court date is a status hearing June 3. They could change their minds and enter a guilty plea then. If they don't they may ask for a continued status hearing if they are working toward a plea.

[quote]4/15/2019 – Court grants defendant’s motion to waive appearance for arraignment and enter a plea of not guilty to the Indictment. An initial status conference is set for 6/03/19 at 11:00 am.

Says the same for Mr. Lori.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 346Last Wednesday at 10:06 AM

r346 Thanks! I forgot the records had been updated since that was last posted.

Throw away the keys for the Lori's!

Very curious to see if OJ is going down too.

Ugh, so now we have to wait this shit out until June?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 347Last Wednesday at 10:11 AM

This could be a new blogging opportunity for OJ: The best amazon products for decorating a 10 x 8 foot jail cell.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 348Last Wednesday at 10:15 AM

Thanks r345. But are those averages for private/prep or PUBLIC school students, because I've been told it does make a difference, with public HS grads needing a 10-15% boost over what is expected.

How much are sites like prepscholar and books like the College Guide trustworthy in terms of acceptance criteria? I'm referencing the poster upthread who said his/her kid couldn't even get into their back up schools, even though the prevailing wisdom was that they should have.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 349Last Wednesday at 10:53 AM

God bless DL for the names Lori and Mr Lori, OJ and Not-OJ. We know who runs this family, bitches!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 350Last Wednesday at 11:01 AM

Thanks to the criminal defense attorney who is posting on this thread. I hope you stick around.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 351Last Wednesday at 11:12 AM

R350 I'm sure it is totally tacky of me to take credit, but I AM tacky, so...the history:

I didn't know how to spell (and still don't care to learn) Mr. Lori's name (and it worked as no one cared about him anyway). The whole OJ, Not-OJ was planted in my noggin from back in the Yolanda days of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when it was Gigi who got all of the attention, and someone nicknamed Bella as Not-Gigi. Aka "da udder one"

You guys really make this whole infuriating mess both informative and fun.

Perhaps when the trial(s) get underway we can discover and assign a boo like we have over on the Jussie threads.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 352Last Wednesday at 11:25 AM

R352. It never pays to be named Bella

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 353Last Wednesday at 11:44 AM

Waiting patiently for OJ to go full Crawford and throw Lori and Mr Lori under the bus

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 354Last Wednesday at 11:50 AM

r354 Waiting less patiently for OJ and Not-OJ to go full Menendez on Lori and Mr. Lori

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 355Last Wednesday at 11:56 AM

R349, My kid got into Northwestern, but the lack of financial aid means it's probably a no-go. (Which is fucking painful.) But, anyway, averages are very rough guides. Athletes, donor cases, and, in some cases, legacies all tend to come in below averages and so do poor minority kids. And all of those kids can be way below the average.

Which means unhooked kids needs to score above that average--so, yes, 1500+ SATS for Northwestern. GPA is tricky because different schools offer different classes, but basically mostly As in a rigorous curriculum. (And, whatever you do, don't slack off on rigor senior year.) Demonstrated interest helps, so does some sort of stand-out talent/accomplishment--i.e. Do you have the potential to make the school look good? And, if they make you an offer, will you accept? Yield is a big deal.

There's a crapshoot element to all of it--how many kids from the same school are applying? What majors? Does the kid play an instrument the marching band needs? Regarding public v. private--depends on which public/prep schools. Some of the most hard-core schools around are public magnets (i.e. Stuyvesant).

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 356Last Wednesday at 12:32 PM

It would be something if OJ were also dragged into an investigation and had to do jail time (seems unlikely, but imagine) for being part of a cheating scam to get into a college she never wanted to go to in the first place. Dumb and self-centered as she is, she's what her mother made her and now she's being punished for it. I don't blame her for hating both her parents.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 357Last Wednesday at 12:35 PM

Private/public is less important than which school and where it is.

Years ago, southern schools used to have terrible reputations, and if you attended a public school in the south, your chances were much worse.

In 1997, I got into Northwestern and U Chicago, but didn't go--much to my despair--because I got a full ride at one of the state schools.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 358Last Wednesday at 2:03 PM

Is the lighting adequate for taking selfies in a courtroom?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 359Last Wednesday at 2:12 PM

Snort R359

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 360Last Wednesday at 3:55 PM

[quote] Lori is opening up a lot of trouble for her daughter, who I would bet my life on it, did not claim all the money, "gifts" and other assorted things from companies who hoped she would use their products on her social media "influencer" accounts. The IRS will be on her ass

Did I call it. Or did I CALL IT?????

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 361Last Wednesday at 5:11 PM

"Sacndal"--the Daily Mail is such shit.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 362Last Wednesday at 5:28 PM

OJ has a Fifth Amendment privilege not to answer any questions by the government and maybe more importantly to refuse to testify at either a grand jury or at trial. I hoe she knows to keep it shut. I hope her parents have obtained lawyers for her and her sister. What am I saying, OJ is an adult with money - she can hire and pay for her own attorney.

If they want Lori's testimony they'll have to get her statutory immunity (though she may accept informal immunity which is a written promise by the US Attorney's office not to prosecute her rather than a court order from a federal judge ordering her to testify under a grant of immunity). Then the governmen cannot use any part of her testimony against her if she gives truthful testimony. If they have other independent evidence they can use that to prosecute OJ. Lots of case law on "independent" evidence and how the government obtained that evidence.

There are DOJ guidelines that advise that in seeking statutory immunity to force a witness to testify that the prosecutors not force a child to testify against a parent unless the case is so serious and the government can't make its case without the testimony. The government, however, regularly ignores its own guidelines.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 363Last Wednesday at 5:43 PM

Leave them out to dry, OJ!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 364Last Wednesday at 6:25 PM

I know this was mentioned some time back on here, but saw it posted on one of the other Lori threads, and figured a refresher wouldn't hurt. This isn't Mr. Lori's first time at falsification when it comes to education:

In an October 2016 post on the fashion blog “The Hundreds,” author Bobby Hundreds writes that Giannulli “not only convinced his dad that he was a student by falsifying report cards, Mossimo got him to fork over fees with fake tuition bills. In fact, Moss used this seed money to initiate his foray into the T-shirt biz.”

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 365Last Thursday at 11:43 AM

Whats the gossip on Bella the other sister?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 366Last Thursday at 1:56 PM

R366 She's ugly and not me

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 367Last Thursday at 2:04 PM

That tidbit about him using fake tuition fees to extort from his father is hilarious.

Yup, dig through those taxes. It'll be delicious.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 368Last Thursday at 3:53 PM

The IRS is going to audit Mr. and Mrs. Lori.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 369Last Thursday at 8:22 PM

R369, thank you for posting!

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 370Last Thursday at 8:26 PM

Thank you R369! I was waiting for this. I felt this was around the corner, though not so soon.

IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER!

Thank you little baby jesus, the one that Ms. Lori used to fake pray to with Pat Robertson, and dampen her panties knowing it would help her get more viewers thanks to all of those 700 club appearances. Yes, you, the one she whored out on said show, as well as others, to flaunt her"family values", while OJ and Not-OJ were yachting their underage brains out. (OK, maybe not Not-OJ, we are not quite sure about her potato faced participation in this mess). Anyway, thank you for giving even us non believers (Like Lori and Mr. Lori, though they will deny it to the Easter end) some hope that even more shit is going to go down, soon, and will be as ugly as possible.

In the name of the Lard, Chrissy Metz, Amen.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 371Last Thursday at 11:19 PM

Let’s just hope it’s true. Only one source “exclusively told US Weekly.”

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 372a day ago

Auditing them makes perfect sense. When you write off as a deduction toward a now-proven scam charity, AND while you're being charged with these other crimes, of course the IRS is going to go after you. And Mr. & Ms. Lori will not be the only ones. Dumb fucks.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37318 hours ago

A lot of Hollywood types are about to find themselves on the wrong side of the IRS.

I hope some big names go down hard.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37417 hours ago

Why wouldn't they be audited? A scam like this is a massive red flag. I'd be surprised if they WEREN'T

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37516 hours ago

She must be so freaked out right now. Because her news cycle hasn't ended yet and it gets worse each time. This story is having an unusually long news cycle. Any theories why?

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37615 hours ago

LA Times: Videos of Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman become legal battleground in college admissions scandal

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37714 hours ago

R374 I think more celebs will be busted in this scam. IIRC, there were a few articles when the story broke that the feds were still investigating and that was possible that more wealthy people would get charged.

by Brought to you by: April 3 2019. It can't come soon enoughreply 37813 hours ago
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