Thanks for the link. I read the Loughlin stuff, didn't really have much takeaway other than that CW-1 (I assume Singer, but didn't read the early stuff to see) pretty much just admitted to doing a bunch of stuff he shouldn't have, and them responding with some variation of "ummm ok" "sure" "got it".
My other big takeaway (again, on short reading) is that a lot of it seems to be pretty significant in indicating that most of these kids had no idea what was going on. To the extent that some kids believed their fake test scores were real, and asked to take the test again because they felt fairly unprepared, did well, and thought they would do REALLY well if given a 2nd chance.
Post by Rukh O'Rorke on Apr 16, 2019 16:30:42 GMT -5
I do think that 40 years is way too extreme for the college cheating.
The tax fraud is another deal. Wesley snipes did 3 years for his gambit, but that was millions. I'm not sure what the sentence would be for 500k charitable deduction fraud, but it seems not as significant as the snipes fraud - does that make a difference in charges and jail time? idk.
So based on the tax fraud, I do think jail time is deserved. I'd think certainly less than 3 years.
Is it a crime to cheat on a test? and what are the typical sentences for such a thing?
I'm betting Lori sails through this and launches a rap career with her new street cred and prison-acquired tattoos. Or - at the least - a hallmark movie version of such a thing!
Post by Rukh O'Rorke on Apr 16, 2019 17:01:46 GMT -5
I'm not sure how I feel on the legacy admissions things. On the one hand, there are a lot of teens working like crazy for those spots - and I'm sure some of them are really irate about all this.
But on the other hand - it is a question as to how much discretion the university should have in this. It's not a surprise that it occurs, so - where is the line?
Also - what is the expectation if you build them a 500 million dollar building? Certianly not that they will reject your great grandson over a .0125 difference in gpa. Would pulling all legacy admissions be a huge deterrent to getting those kinds of funds?
If we are focused on truly providing equal access to educational opportunities, we should be focusing much earlier than the college years.
Her career is likely over though due to the scandal. His will be hurt too. I haven't heard yet if Target is planning on dropping him as a vendor.
The thing that struck me was with all of that privilege, money and connections that they still had to cheat.
Her career will be over, but she will still likely get residuals from the TV shows she has done. I think he will probably come out of it better though.
I don't understand why she was so hell bent on getting her kids in USC. I know the youngest has absolutely no interest, other than how much she can party. You don't need to be in college for that. The older one seems to be flying under radar though.
I believe they said the same thing about Martha Stewart and that definitely wasn't the case. I don't think it's a guarantee she will, but there's a chance.