How the alleged college admission scheme worked

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of parents, sports coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment. #CNN #News

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  • Ian Olson

    Ian Olson

    59 minutes ago

    I’m pretty sure there’s enough evidence and coverage to verify this. I really hate how to say “alleged” on stories that go against your political bias. I’ve seen it time and time again from CNN. I’m pretty sure they never used the word “allegedly/alleged” with the Russian collusion conspiracy.

  • lizzy nicholas

    lizzy nicholas

    3 hours ago

    Come one everyone in the royal families of Europe have been doing this since colleges were first being built. Take a bit of time to look at the British royal family and their education history. You will see people who never should have been able to go to Cambridge University or Oxford University some would even question if they made it through high school but they wind up in the best universities. The rich have been paying bribes or donating to build a whole new building or wing at a university in exchange for their kids to get in forever. To think this is something new is a joke. This has been going on ever since these elite colleges were first built how do you think they even got built in the first place. Wealthy individuals wanted to have a great university to send their offspring to over the years generation after generation so they paid for these universities to be built relatively close by their family's large estates. The financing of the building of these universities were all under the understanding that all their generations would automatically be allowed to attend, and this is all still happening today. The only difference is that the list of university donors has expanded but it is all under the understanding that their kids will all get in regardless of qualifications or merit. The media makes it out to be some big shocking revelation that this is happening, everyone knows this has been going on for hundreds of years. Money buys privilege it always has and always will and that is not really going to change anytime soon. I would bet these parents are going to get community service and a big fine no real punishment. This practice will continue as always how else do all these universities get all new buildings or major renovations every 30 years so they can charge all these crazy tuition fees they charge. They can not charge 80k a year if the university is a dump now can they. This entertainment ride will only continue if wealthy families continue to donate fortunes to these schools and the only way that is going to continue to happen is if their offspring generation after generation are guarenteed acceptance regardless of merit. This case will not change that fact regardless of how much each of these university's social studies departments cry and moan about social inequity as a mere cover for the fact that equality it not happening on their campuses when it comes to their admissions process.

  • Mark Sanders

    Mark Sanders

    15 hours ago

    Rumor has it that Mosimo Giannulli is busy designing his fall prison wear collection....

  • krisluvkev

    krisluvkev

    22 hours ago

    What is funny everyone reporting on this knows about it and how many have done it and how many in hollywood have done it

  • Linda Lowther

    Linda Lowther

    Day ago

    this is like an athlete getting caught taking steroids...everyone knows everyone does it. you think below average IQ Bush got into Yale on his own merit? lol

  • spam lite

    spam lite

    Day ago

    Millionaires been buying their kids in to college forever. Most do it by giving money for a medical research wing with the family's name on it. Hollywood leftist went cheap and got caught.

  • Habslayer

    Habslayer

    Day ago

    From Full house to the Big house

  • Kathleen Martin

    Kathleen Martin

    2 days ago

    If a university website states their accepted ACT & SAT 25th, 50th, & 75th percentile score requirements for prospective student applicants, THEN those universities MUST expel all of the children from this scam, BECAUSE, the scores submitted were nonexistent because they were fake and cannot be used for entry into the university. That equals an incomplete application.... & ALL scholarship money would need to be paid back in addition to jail time (depending on the financial source) because alot of times those scholarships are affiliated with federal funds.

  • sussanah Zimik

    sussanah Zimik

    2 days ago

    So will there be any tv actresses left to play any shows?

  • Ana Logo

    Ana Logo

    2 days ago

    ALL OF THOSE "YOUNG ADAULTS" NOT "CHILDREN" WERE VERY WELL AWARE 🤨🤨🤨!!!!!

  • Mastermom 85

    Mastermom 85

    2 days ago

    THE SCHOOL WAS Involved!!!!!!!!!!

  • shaun71

    shaun71

    2 days ago

    "Alleged" - LOL!

  • Heather Williams

    Heather Williams

    2 days ago

    Did it bother anyone else that that guy’s nose was whistling in the background of the video the whole video?!

  • Vinny Dappio

    Vinny Dappio

    3 days ago

    We can complain or take action. Contact Netflix & Hulu. Let them know if Loughlin & Huffman are not fired from their shows and the providers continue to air them that we will cancel our Subscriptions. The only way to fight this kind of corruption is to hit them in the bank account. I just informed Netflix that if Loughlin isn't fired from Fuller House and Netflix continues to carry the show then I will cancel my Monthly Subscription. I refuse to let my daughter watch "Family Programming" that enriches a dishonest celebrity criminal who is actively hurting honest children and families attempting to earn their admission to college fairly and honestly.

  • plutorama

    plutorama

    3 days ago

    Huffman was my favorite Desperate Housewife. Gotta say I didn’t picture her ever doing some dumb shit like this. I’m a little pissed at her, to be honest.

  • dawn zeraus

    dawn zeraus

    3 days ago

    Is James Franco included? he cheat his way too.

  • Hayley Estep

    Hayley Estep

    3 days ago

    Desperate housewives is right...

  • Montero

    Montero

    3 days ago

    Felicity u could do better than 15000 c’mon now and Lori you must request a refund girl!!

  • Katie Bistiglione

    Katie Bistiglione

    3 days ago

    Wow real news!!!

  • Joseph Ybarra

    Joseph Ybarra

    3 days ago

    This is just the tip of the iceberg...

  • Chanel 584

    Chanel 584

    3 days ago

    Wow......You can be dumb as a box of rocks....... amazing! Humph Someone was probably running OJ's (Olivia Jade) website too.

  • H. Wolfe

    H. Wolfe

    3 days ago

    There's an awful lot of college officials lamenting right now that they have to put that new Lamb purchase on hold; good for their asses!

  • Silence is Golden

    Silence is Golden

    3 days ago

    FILTHPIGS

  • Larissa Cameron

    Larissa Cameron

    3 days ago

    Can we stop calling them children or victims? They are university freshman. They are young adults who knew what was going on. The real victims are those who worked their butt off and still got denied

  • Rebecca Cummings

    Rebecca Cummings

    3 days ago

    Ryan Murphy needs to recreate this in American Crime Story

  • Voice Of Reality

    Voice Of Reality

    4 days ago

    Even rich white goyim are being denied a fair shot...so they have to pay. I said fair...meaning the bimbo's would be tested...IQ.... What a waste of time.

  • s b

    s b

    4 days ago

    Release the other names..not just the stars!

  • BOONIQUE

    BOONIQUE

    4 days ago

    So Asian students are protesting because they are being unfairly filtered out.. Meanwhile "white" students with affluent parents are given a handicap.. At least the schools are not giving *ALL* so called "white" kids a handicap like it has throughout most of American history.

  • Mike Nike

    Mike Nike

    4 days ago

    Seems unfair to me if it’s true... just like affirmative action

  • Brenda Christopher

    Brenda Christopher

    4 days ago

    thegrio.com/2010/08/18/homeless-man-free-after-13-years-in-jail-for-stealing-food/

  • Richard Mattingly

    Richard Mattingly

    4 days ago

    What a farce, there has always been a back door admissions scheme at many colleges and those who lost out should be more upset the athletics fake or otherwise cost them a spot than a few idle rich kids.

  • Who's Who

    Who's Who

    4 days ago

    Fake Schools

  • Who's Who

    Who's Who

    4 days ago

    This is what leftist do

  • Mario Meyer

    Mario Meyer

    4 days ago

    What's the problem they are paying to get their kids in, the money goes towards the university, if their idiot children could not get in on their own, they'll eventually flunk out !!

  • Mohan Gahalot

    Mohan Gahalot

    4 days ago

    What is the matter with disliking this video i mean tell FBI to investigate these ppl im sure most of these must be those bribing parents checking our whether they were named or not

  • Mohan Gahalot

    Mohan Gahalot

    4 days ago

    It happens all around the world

  • Drum Major

    Drum Major

    4 days ago

    Everyone have a degree now of days they are worthless!

  • Garden Lady

    Garden Lady

    4 days ago

    It’s about time. This is an investigation I support and hope the consequences for all those involved are swift and severe 👍🏻.

  • Live Free

    Live Free

    4 days ago

    This is America. Nothing new. Everything is conducted on an unleveled playing field. There’s no such thing as fairness with these people.

  • L m

    L m

    4 days ago

    This isn't even a problem in Ghana so im surprised this has been taken so seriously. People using their wealth to buy a future for their children especially in medical school

  • Sam Sunwoo

    Sam Sunwoo

    4 days ago

    The jail have VIP cells.

  • Sam Sunwoo

    Sam Sunwoo

    4 days ago

    Education is just another accessory for rich people....sad

  • Marlo Stanfield

    Marlo Stanfield

    4 days ago

    Stupid and nonathletic white people cheating to get ahead...TOTALLY NORMAL....... NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

  • Mariposa axy

    Mariposa axy

    4 days ago

    Do they think their kids are that stupid that they cannot get into college on their own merits?!

  • James Grant

    James Grant

    4 days ago

    Greedy pigs. cnn is still a POS

  • Sharon Anderson

    Sharon Anderson

    4 days ago

    I'm so disappointed in actress Lori Loughlin. I watched her in "Full House" and Hallmark Garage Sale Mysteries". What's the matter with these people!!

  • Delahunta

    Delahunta

    4 days ago

    how is this scandal racketeering... seems more like fraud as there was no violence or coercion

  • Angie's Doing It

    Angie's Doing It

    4 days ago

    The swamp is draining. LOL

  • Angie's Doing It

    Angie's Doing It

    4 days ago

    They have been doing this for years. Nothing new. Bush paid to have his papers done and his parents paid to get him through college. This is old news.

  • Mo Jo

    Mo Jo

    4 days ago

    Hey remove all the rich white kids because if they were black it wouldn’t even be up for discussion what would happen.

  • J. Felicity

    J. Felicity

    4 days ago

    Let's show our children how to behave - show them that this is the way people behave as adults. Morality and ethics begone.

  • Brenda Butler

    Brenda Butler

    4 days ago

    It's depressing. There really isn't anything that is honest anymore and of course money rules.

  • Karla Duczynski

    Karla Duczynski

    4 days ago

    Honestly it is no shock also for the rest of the world to watch this. The FBI manages to catch these schools + rich people's frauds in only 50 cases when the whole system of elite universities is based on this. But good for the FBI! Also don't get how they only focus on the celebrities when all the people arrested are big players in USA's (and the world's) capitalism?!

  • Carol Kalonji

    Carol Kalonji

    4 days ago

    Who else doesn’t care about this story ? 🖐🏾

  • joanne mercer

    joanne mercer

    2 days ago

    Me!

  • rashida7777

    rashida7777

    4 days ago

    For a "Christian" country there seem to be very few morals.

  • Jill ThePI

    Jill ThePI

    6 hours ago

    If you knew anything about Christianity, you would know we are born sinners. Quit putting your judgemental rationale on God's shoulders. 🤦🙄

  • 18degreez North

    18degreez North

    4 days ago

    This is like having the money to pay someone to help you get abs but instead you pay someone more to Photoshop???

  • 18degreez North

    18degreez North

    4 days ago

    ok so your rich, why not just use the money to pay for exclusive programs that actually make you interesting and athletic? I can't see the down side to that?

  • Joan in Houston

    Joan in Houston

    5 days ago

    Praise The Lord that I had enough brains and persistence to excel at my studies without being tempted by any "monkey-business."

  • roadrailn

    roadrailn

    5 days ago

    Let Lori Loughlin Loose

  • The Chosen One

    The Chosen One

    5 days ago

    SHAMA-LAMA-DING-DONG

  • Abigail

    Abigail

    5 days ago

    The best punishment for these families would be a permanent job at Walmart with no chance to move up in the company.

  • Raeraeallday21

    Raeraeallday21

    5 days ago

    How rude!

  • Monnie Mon

    Monnie Mon

    5 days ago

    I bet all of the parents who successfully got away with this over the years are like WHEWWWW 😅😅

  • Shirley Farrington

    Shirley Farrington

    5 days ago

    What I am thinking is that she may not be found guilty, so I don't think she should be fired from the companies she works for. It's such a thin line, meaning they may have hired this college coach and when she sent him pictures of her girls were working on some rowboat machines but not really in real rowboats, then the coach may have been the one to put their faces on someone else who were on real rowboats in the water. Just saying........

  • Edward Chavez

    Edward Chavez

    5 days ago

    SCUM BAGS ROT IN HELL

  • Miso Mama

    Miso Mama

    5 days ago

    Trump should be on this list with his track of buying off FORBES and the other financial reporting entities. wouldnt be surprised to find out he and his dad could be part of this scheme..its so down Trumps ally to have been involved in this. the only the feds got involved is because of the FED financial aid program that colleges offer. its called Title IV funding. the caveat is that the more graduates able to find employment within their field of study within 6 mos of graduation the more Title IV funding the college receives. so logically if famous people are enrolled, it draws more people to enrollment to edge the college's goal of getting more Title IV funding and of course theres the problem of students who earned their way by way of meeting all enrollment requirement being pushed out by those looking for the short cuts. The take away is this: colleges have turned to a business model rather than an educational institution. thats to be blamed on the Gov as well because of their policies in awarding funding to colleges. this should be a starting point for the Fed Gov to overhaul its processes regarding college funding programs. its really not that complex of a scheme.

  • David Collison

    David Collison

    5 days ago

    She changed her mind on the second daughter because the second daughter is not a moron like her parents and didn’t need any help to “get into” the liberal indoctrination centers.

  • David Collison

    David Collison

    5 days ago

    My kid is a real moron. How much is it gonna cost me to get this POS out of my house?

  • Angie P.

    Angie P.

    5 days ago

    And this is how the rich stay rich folks!

  • Meredith Nolte

    Meredith Nolte

    5 days ago

    I’m not complaining, but like why now?

  • GirlwthCurls

    GirlwthCurls

    5 days ago

    I would really like to know the other parents that were part of this than just the 2 celebrities. They act like they were the only 2.

  • Virgo 11

    Virgo 11

    5 days ago

    This has been for decades and it’s no secret. Why are people so surprised?! I’m ONLY surprised because it wasn’t swept under the rug! THANK YOU for prosecuting. Make an example and arrest the students and coaches also! They KNEW what was going on! Look at how many rich kids go to elite schools they obviously aren’t qualified for...

  • Myra Urot

    Myra Urot

    5 days ago

    How come these only 2 are named. Where are the other names of parents who alleged who paid for their children’s college admission?

  • Jimbo San

    Jimbo San

    5 days ago

    Not ALLEGED. Evidence, Proof, Facts which the worthless CNN network knows nothing about. Put all the cheaters in jail for no less than two (2) years.

  • Zed Cartwright

    Zed Cartwright

    5 days ago

    Don't blame the colleges. They just wanted a full house. Oh I'm bad. Full bank accounts.

  • Ms. Leah so Adorable

    Ms. Leah so Adorable

    5 days ago

    6 million yikes

  • P J

    P J

    5 days ago

    It pays to be rich.

  • Brian E. J.

    Brian E. J.

    5 days ago

    Morality is intelligent. It gets you what you want in life to do what's right

  • Mady Maguire

    Mady Maguire

    5 days ago

    The parents were all entrapped. The kids should be publically caned before their high school football games to warn other kids to study hard, learn to write well and volunteer for extra credit.

  • BRUCE WAYNE

    BRUCE WAYNE

    5 days ago

    Are we forgetting the so call elite schools who let this happen??? how long has this been going on.......

  • Frankincensed

    Frankincensed

    5 days ago

    Hell, colleges and universities have been scamming people out of billions for worthless degrees for decades. They’re the real criminals.

  • joanne mercer

    joanne mercer

    2 days ago

    Yes,I agree with your point of view.

  • Melinda Usher

    Melinda Usher

    5 days ago

    Parents are disgusting and there young children are dumb ass fuck ! I hope they all go to prison lying cheating and scamming..Wealthy and White privilege.#Smgdh😔

  • Anette Clarke

    Anette Clarke

    5 days ago

    Shame other parents as well

  • THREE THOUSAND Watt LIVING

    THREE THOUSAND Watt LIVING

    5 days ago

    I hope the students are removed . And degrees removed.

  • Chris Edmonds

    Chris Edmonds

    5 days ago

    Paid $500k to join the crew team? Omg 😂😂😂 that is an easy sport if your in shape lmao

  • johndee759

    johndee759

    5 days ago

    They were not rich enough to officially bribe the colleges. You just need to be as rich as Arnold Schwarzenegger who founded the Schwarzenegger Institute at USC. That’s how you get your children into a prestigious school.

  • B Welkinator

    B Welkinator

    5 days ago

    These rich parents will NOT serve jail time. They will get a slap on the wrist and told "Don't do that again" and, since they don't feel shame, will just go on with their lives.

  • edwardschlosser1

    edwardschlosser1

    5 days ago

    My parents didn't bribe to get me into college. They did it the old fashion way. They kidnapped the Dean's mother and held her hostage. Even that didn't work right away. They had to cut off two of her fingers before I got my letter of acceptance.

  • Candis Carnegie

    Candis Carnegie

    5 days ago

    What is up with the quality of this video? I can't! Come on CNN!!

  • Kristen berer

    Kristen berer

    5 days ago

    Oh look at that Malia Obama's tennis coach is one of the indicted. What are the odds

  • TheBethyb00p

    TheBethyb00p

    5 days ago

    The “children “ are actually adults. Trump will probably pardon them all.

  • Anne Dennett

    Anne Dennett

    5 days ago

    Sickening!

  • Teri Brown

    Teri Brown

    5 days ago

    If appears the rich complains about paying taxes, but will pay twice to three times as much of their taxes to get their children in college.

  • Leon Battista Alberti

    Leon Battista Alberti

    5 days ago

    They should make it illegal for people in government to own nonprofits.

  • amazed66

    amazed66

    5 days ago

    If I was the kid of the parents who spent $6.5 million in an attempt to set me up in life, I would've just asked them to give me the $6.5 million instead. If I couldn't make that last me the rest of my life then I'd have to be some sort of idiot.

  • Daniel Le

    Daniel Le

    5 days ago

    the school officals or people taking the bribes should be punished the hardest.

  • Jean Myers

    Jean Myers

    5 days ago

    the sad thing is this is breaking news with planes crashing and drugs all over this is what gets breaking news attention just wrong

  • star nights

    star nights

    5 days ago

    college should get rid of people's names and race cause it gives others a huge disadvantage if you're not born of wealth or born of a certain race where you get extra bonus points for being either one of that

  • star nights

    star nights

    5 days ago

    that's crazy!

  • Jow Bloe

    Jow Bloe

    5 days ago

    Faking a one-time SAT or ACT test score is one thing (maybe they just got lucky on their guesses), but faking an athletic career?! I never had to talk about my SAT/ACT scores after I took them if I didn't want to, but hard for an athlete to hide their athletic ability, or lack thereof, for long. Really, I've been injured for four years. That's going to come out.

  • MarcellusTheGreen

    MarcellusTheGreen

    4 days ago

    Faking athletics used to be difficult because the limited luxury athletic scholarships were given only to football players, regardless of literacy. Even the few swimming and track scholarships were diverted to big-money football. Once in college on a football scholarship, they hired people to take their tests for them and even appear in classes so the athlete could spend more time training. (Not to mention the use of fine cars and women and a luxury dorm.) Hence the athlete finished school with a degree whose diploma he could not read. And of course, female students could pay with sex, even if it was just stripping for money.

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