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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/12/2019 02:07 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/12/2019 02:07 PM
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Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Boston, MA...Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators.




William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., was charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC (“The Key”) – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity.

Between approximately 2011 and February 2019, Singer allegedly conspired with dozens of parents, athletic coaches, a university athletics administrator, and others, to use bribery and other forms of fraud to secure the admission of students to colleges and universities including Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University, among others. Also charged for their involvement in the scheme are 33 parents and 13 coaches and associates of Singer’s businesses, including two SAT and ACT test administrators.

Also charged is John Vandemoer, the head sailing coach at Stanford University, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the former head soccer coach at Yale University, and Mark Riddell, a counselor at a private school in Bradenton, Fla.

The conspiracy involved 1) bribing SAT and ACT exam administrators to allow a test taker, typically Riddell, to secretly take college entrance exams in place of students or to correct the students’ answers after they had taken the exam; 2) bribing university athletic coaches and administrators—including coaches at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, and the University of Texas—to facilitate the admission of students to elite universities under the guise of being recruited as athletes; and (3) using the façade of Singer’s charitable organization to conceal the nature and source of the bribes.

College Entrance Exam Cheating Scheme
According to the charging documents, Singer facilitated cheating on the SAT and ACT exams for his clients by instructing them to seek extended time for their children on college entrance exams, which included having the children purport to have learning disabilities in order to obtain the required medical documentation. Once the extended time was granted, Singer allegedly instructed the clients to change the location of the exams to one of two test centers: a public high school in Houston, Texas, or a private college preparatory school in West Hollywood, Calif. At those test centers, Singer had established relationships with test administrators Niki Williams and Igor Dvorskiy, respectively, who accepted bribes of as much as $10,000 per test in order to facilitate the cheating scheme. Specifically, Williams and Dvorskiy allowed a third individual, typically Riddell, to take the exams in place of the students, to give the students the correct answers during the exams, or to correct the students’ answers after they completed the exams. Singer typically paid Ridell $10,000 for each student’s test. Singer’s clients paid him between $15,000 and $75,000 per test, with the payments structured as purported donations to the KWF charity. In many instances, the students taking the exams were unaware that their parents had arranged for the cheating.

College Recruitment Scheme
It is further alleged that throughout the conspiracy, parents paid Singer approximately $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to designate their children as purported athletic recruits, thereby facilitating the children’s’ admission to those universities. Singer allegedly described the scheme to his customers as a “side door,” in which the parents paid Singer under the guise of charitable donations to KWF. In turn, Singer funneled those payments to programs controlled by the athletic coaches, who then designated the children as recruited athletes – regardless of their athletic experience and abilities. Singer also made bribe payments to most of the coaches personally.

For example, during a call with one parent, Singer stated: “Okay, so, who we are…what we do is we help the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school…My families want a guarantee. So, if you said to me ‘here’s our grades, here’s our scores, here’s our ability, and we want to go to X school’ and you give me one or two schools, and then I’ll go after those schools and try to get a guarantee done.”

As part of the scheme, Singer directed employees of The Key and the KWF to create falsified athletic “profiles” for students, which were then submitted to the universities in support of the students’ applications. The profiles included fake honors that the students purportedly received and elite teams that they purportedly played on. In some instances, parents supplied Singer with staged photos of their children engaged in athletic activity – such as using a rowing machine or purportedly playing water polo.

Tax Fraud Conspiracy
Beginning around 2013, Singer allegedly agreed with certain clients to disguise bribe payments as charitable contributions to the KWF, thereby enabling clients to deduct the bribes from their federal income taxes. Specifically, Singer allegedly instructed clients to make payments to the KWF in return for facilitating their children’s admission to a chosen university. Singer used a portion of that money to bribe university athletic coaches to designate the children as student athletes. Thereafter, Masera or another KWF employee mailed letters from the KWF to the clients expressing thanks for their purported charitable contributions. The letter stated: “Your generosity will allow us to move forward with our plans to provide educational and self-enrichment programs to disadvantaged youth,” and falsely indicated that “no good or services were exchanged” for the donations. Many clients then filed personal tax returns that falsely reported the payment to the KWF as charitable donations.

The charge of racketeering conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater and restitution. The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering. The charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of obstruction of justice provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud, provide for a sentence of no greater than 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. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric S. Rosen, Justin D. O’Connell, Leslie Wright, and Kristen A. Kearney of Lelling’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit are prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Appendix

William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;
John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.
The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:

Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University;
William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California;
Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.
The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:

Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin
The following defendants were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
I-Hin “Joey” Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;
Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.



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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-12 16:00:42   By: Anonymous
 
It's always the people with money that think they are privileged.

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    Re: Crooked Gavin
    Posted on: 2019-03-12 16:05:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Gavin Newsom also involved !

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      Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
      Posted on: 2019-03-12 16:19:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Just another example of Liberal Left White Privilege on display.
      Liberal Democrats are such Hypocrites.

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        Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
        Posted on: 2019-03-12 16:22:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Not hardly - it's you GOP!!! who do you think is in the whiten house!!! Take a close look!

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          Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:01:55   By: Anonymous
           
          Who do you think was Arrested in the Nationwide College Admissions Scam Racket?
          You got it.... White Privileged Liberal Leftist Democrats.

          Like I said before, Liberal Democrats are such Hypocrites.

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            Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
            Posted on: 2019-03-12 18:05:37   By: Anonymous
             
            Ditto-Yep!

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            Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
            Posted on: 2019-03-12 21:09:32   By: Anonymous
             
            Kentucky got it right!
            No permits for concealed carry, or open carry!!
            You're protected by your 2nd Amendment rights!!

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            Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
            Posted on: 2019-03-13 14:56:27   By: Anonymous
             
            Plenty of SoCal and Bay Area GOP parents on that list as well. Though would agree these are the children of the privileged.

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              Re: Liberals Fouled The United States
              Posted on: 2019-03-13 20:17:41   By: Anonymous
               
              Don't lie to yourself.
              Silicon Valley is Democrat Liberal Rich and the last election showed how many Liberals are ruining Orange County.
              Don't try to project yourself out of the truth.

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      Re: Crooked Gavin
      Posted on: 2019-03-12 16:28:21   By: Anonymous
       
      No he is not!

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        Re: Crooked Gavin
        Posted on: 2019-03-12 16:57:21   By: Anonymous
         
        Umm, yes he is.


        [Reply ]

          Re: Crooked Gavin
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:11:41   By: Anonymous
           
          He also lies & cheats!

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        tRump's Daddy
        Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:00:13   By: Anonymous
         
        tRump's daddy paid for admission to private schools, and colleges when donnie didn't have the grades. This is why he had Cohen send threatening letters to the schools, colleges not to release his grades.

        tRump's Wharton School at U Penn professor said "he was the dimmest student he ever had".

        Listen to his language, he's at 6th grade level.

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          Re: Trump keeps Fucking Democrats in the ass
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:04:56   By: Anonymous
           
          Trump speaks at 6th grade level so people like you will understand what he says.
          Apparently that's above your grade level.

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          Re: tRump's Daddy
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:13:04   By: Anonymous
           
          It's "sent".

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          Re: tRump's Daddy
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 18:07:25   By: Anonymous
           
          I figured Trump had a lot to do with this in his own way. That's good since he is really "cleaning up the swam!" Kudos to our POTUS. Go Donald! Let's MAGA!

          [Reply ]

            Re: tRump's Daddy
            Posted on: 2019-03-12 18:10:37   By: Anonymous
             
            What's a swam you dumb Democrat?

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              Re: tRump's Daddy
              Posted on: 2019-03-12 18:43:55   By: Anonymous
               
              Typo-and I'm not a dumb Democrat thank you!

              [Reply ]

                Re: tRump's Daddy
                Posted on: 2019-03-12 19:12:02   By: Anonymous
                 
                I had a swam for lunch.

                [Reply ]

                  Re: tRump's Daddy
                  Posted on: 2019-03-12 20:10:07   By: Anonymous
                   
                  I like swam and eggs.

                  [Reply ]

                    Re: tRump's Daddy
                    Posted on: 2019-03-12 20:30:50   By: Anonymous
                     
                    ^^^That imbecile is the infamous Steven R Smith.

                    [Reply ]

                      Re: tRump's Daddy
                      Posted on: 2019-03-13 07:16:23   By: Anonymous
                       
                      Steven r smith is whats known as a severe herpes out break. Or a really bad case of genital warts. The walking s.t.d of calaveras county plaguing us all with his affliction of pure negligent stupidy.

                      [Reply ]

                        Re: tRump's Daddy
                        Posted on: 2019-03-13 09:05:59   By: Anonymous
                         
                        ^HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

                        [Reply ]

          N.I.G.G.E.R.S.
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 21:14:07   By: Anonymous
           
          Dumb asses get what's coming to them

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-12 20:48:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Looks like we're gonna see a whole lot more college "ADMISSIONS" from the rich and famous by the time this is over!

    [Reply ]

      Re: #Maga orange turd in cuffs2020!
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 07:18:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Hahahahahahahaha lying crooked cheating trump hahahahahahahaha
      Lock him up lock him up lock him up!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 09:04:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Us rich white folk be priveliged! Get back down there blackie.

    [Reply ]

HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:06:43   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHA!!!LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHA!!!


[Reply ]

    Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:12:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Get over it!!

    [Reply ]

      Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:14:08   By: Anonymous
       
      NO!!! YOU GET OVER IT!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      [Reply ]

        Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
        Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:32:15   By: Anonymous
         
        The bottom line is this.......what does this teach our children?
        Cheat to get ahead is ok, money can buy whatever you need, your parents are great roll models...NOT!
        Disgusting. Throw the book at them. The rest of us do it with hard work, integrity

        [Reply ]

          Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2019-03-12 17:41:53   By: Anonymous
           
          I hope their dogs puke in their cars!

          [Reply ]

            Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
            Posted on: 2019-03-12 18:08:19   By: Anonymous
             
            I prefer if they had the Hershey Squirts

            [Reply ]

              Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
              Posted on: 2019-03-13 07:30:51   By: Anonymous
               
              HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA LYING CROOKED CHEATING TRUMP HAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA #CROOKED TRUMP!

              [Reply ]

          Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 15:01:47   By: Anonymous
           
          Exactly. Imagine the conversations happening in those households as some of those kids didn’t know they didn’t get in on their own.

          [Reply ]

The obesity problem in Calaveras
Posted on: 2019-03-12 19:56:26   By: Anonymous
 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/video/are-the-munchies-fact-or-pop-culture-fiction/vi-BBUfdiP?ocid=spartandhp

Drugs are not the answer to a healthy life.

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    Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
    Posted on: 2019-03-12 19:59:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Pot saved my life!

    [Reply ]

      Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 05:11:36   By: Anonymous
       
      This is exactly how trump got into college. And the people on that list are republicans.

      [Reply ]

        Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 06:38:44   By: Anonymous
         
        So there are a few apples in every bunch! And how would you know if they're republicans or not? Are you just making this up? Are you getting this from the wrong news source. Donald probably had the good grades that he EARNED BY HARD WORK and dedication to be accepted into college!

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          Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 07:27:49   By: Anonymous
           
          If he had good grades Einstein then he wouldn't have had to threaten his former schools if they released his records. Steven you are a fukin idiot. It's too bad you aren't aware of just how embarrassingly stupid, off topic and quite simply bizarre you are. Steven r smith and the steven r smith's greatest hits of complete confusion.

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            Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
            Posted on: 2019-03-13 07:29:27   By: Anonymous
             
            Yes-ditto.
            Oops typo I meant nope ditto!
            Signed
            Steven R Smith

            [Reply ]

              Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
              Posted on: 2019-03-13 09:08:57   By: Anonymous
               
              I am a complete moron. I am a complete bofoon.

              OOps, typo, I mean buffoon.
              Steven R Smith

              I love tRump. MAGA....

              [Reply ]

                Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
                Posted on: 2019-03-13 10:54:24   By: Anonymous
                 
                Ah ha, so it's the "tRump" idiot who is so obsessed with Steven Smith. Makes sense though, who else is so pathetic that they foam at the mouth about what some ordinary dude on a small-town forum is saying.
                Must suck to be you. You give a horrible voice and impression of the Democratic party, at least as it used to be before being completely overrun by psychos like yourself.

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            Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life-reponse to rebuttal towards steven r smith/\/\
            Posted on: 2019-03-13 10:09:47   By: Anonymous
             
            SO WHERE THE H DO YOU GET ALL THIS FAKE NEWS about our POTUS? Correction-YOU ARE THE DUMMY(S)! It's really scary when folks like you get into all this conspiracy theory Soros/Deep State propaganda brainwashed BS! Must be a bunch of gen Xer's or millenials commenting on here whose parents were too permissive! Either that or you're all older but you don't act your age!

            [Reply ]

          Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 09:47:01   By: Anonymous
           
          According to Woodward's book "Fear" Trump did not have good grades at Wharton. He did not apply himself, did not reliably attend class and squeaked by with barely passing grades.

          Several people who worked in the Trump administration (Gary Cohen, John Kelly, Steve Bannon, Rex Tillerson, Jim Mattis) have remarked to various colleagues and authors on how dimwitted Trump is. Bannon also commented on the stupidity of Ivanka, Kushner and Don Jr.

          Not a Trump story, but Kushner's admission to Harvard was apparently greased by his rich father Charlie Kushner.

          [Reply ]

          Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
          Posted on: 2019-03-13 15:04:17   By: Anonymous
           
          I know a couple on the Bay Area list are GOP because they held political fundraisers. This isn’t politics but people lacking in ethics from both sides of the aisle.

          [Reply ]

            Re: Drugs are the answer to a healthy life.
            Posted on: 2019-03-13 20:21:45   By: Anonymous
             
            Prove it or forever be known as a liar.

            [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-13 14:58:07   By: Anonymous
 
Ironic how liberals for decades have tried to make it harder and harder for white kids to get into these elite colleges, and now these hypocrites are going to jail because they tried to cheat the system they helped create.

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-03-13 15:09:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Again, this is not about politics but the wealthy and privileged who feel entitled. A couple of those Bay Area families are well connected GOP.


    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-03-13 16:15:55   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes. And in general those wealthy enough to pay $500,000 to $6 million bribes are Republicans. That's not well-off, which lots of Democrats are, but truly rich, which is a GOP thing for the most part.

      And the sense of entitlement to throw your money around to scam the system like these people did, well...that's pure Trump.

      [Reply ]

        Re: pure Trump/\/\
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 18:27:28   By: Anonymous
         
        FAKE NEWS!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-03-13 22:47:41   By: Anonymous
         
        Hollywood actresses are generally liberal. One of investment guys started an "impact investing" fund with Bono, so guessing he's not a Republican. Strange generalization to say only Republicans can write big checks when you've got Steyer running impeachment ads and Soros funding half the protests in the country.

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