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I also have a high school senior smack dab in the middle of the process. The details of the indictment are CRAZY! This is so much more than the headlines say. Faking pictures of kids playing sports, photoshopping kids faces into athletes, faking disabilities to get into the phony test centers... Huffman wrote her check “to a charitable organization.” Did she then claim it on her taxes? Throw in tax fraud too. There was a complete rundown of the CEOs somewhere that detailed their businesses. 

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2 hours ago, dixiedoodah said:

I also have a high school senior smack dab in the middle of the process. The details of the indictment are CRAZY! This is so much more than the headlines say. Faking pictures of kids playing sports, photoshopping kids faces into athletes, faking disabilities to get into the phony test centers... Huffman wrote her check “to a charitable organization.” Did she then claim it on her taxes? Throw in tax fraud too. There was a complete rundown of the CEOs somewhere that detailed their businesses. 

Where did you read all this? 

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All I can think is that this wasn't the only agent doing this, he was just the one that got caught.  I'm sure a lot of Hollywood is very nervous right now hoping another agent isn't caught!

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TMZ

The 50 people who were indicted for allegedly paying bribe money to get their kids into college may just be the tip of the iceberg, and scores of very nervous and very rich parents are calling around L.A. trying to get recon.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ, FBI agents have seized numerous cell phones and other evidence they believe will lead them to other parents, college employees and others who might have participated in admissions bribery.

We know a number of wealthy parents from some of the most exclusive private schools in L.A. were calling around Tuesday, asking if Rick Singer, the ringleader who just copped a plea, kept lists of clients. As one source put it, "These parents are sweating bullets."

On a different front, sources at USC familiar with the scandal tell us the University has known about the investigation for around 2 months, but they did not investigate ... because they didn't want to undermine the feds. Our sources say they've dealt with the U.S. Attorney's Office before, and they know if they conducted a simultaneous investigation it could tip off witnesses and targets, and result in the destruction of evidence.

As for what USC will do with the students whose parents got them into the school via bribery, well-connected sources tell us the students will not all be evaluated the same way. We're told if the students knew they were admitted because of bribes, they will be expelled. If they were in the dark, the University will evaluate all of the circumstances and the decisions will be student-specific.

And, one final thing, as for USC ... we know officials are furious at the parents who engaged in bribery. They say it has tarnished the school, the students and the athletic programs. 

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Georgetown is my alma mater & they've released a letter from the school lawyers to alums (as have other schools that I've seen). GU fired the tennis coach in 2017 when they discovered his recruitment techniques went against school rules. They say (?) they didn't think anything was illegal, though. But when approached by the feds a few months back, they cooperated fully. As for the only student in this batch who knowingly participated in the SAT cheating, she's currently a junior at Georgetown and they won't discuss publicly how they'll handle that.....

I am sure this is not the only fraud out there around college admissions but this is pretty big (and yes, good for gossip!)

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I can only think this is the tip of the iceberg. Somehow, the NCAA needs to come in and tighten up requirements.   Especially since they made millions off of the athletes.   I have no doubt the schools will step in and tighten their reins.

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