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College admissions scandal now has a tantalizing mystery
« on: March 25, 2019, 08:01:23 AM »
March 25, 2019
College admissions scandal now has a tantalizing mystery
By Thomas Lifson

Today, the first set of parents charged in the college admissions scandal will appear in court in Boston, offering our celebrity-obsessed media an opportunity to move along from their two years of obsession over the now-discredited Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. Having discredited themselves by relentlessly pushing an evidence-free conspiracy, they likely now will turn to the story of how the ruling class rigs the system that is supposed to produce a meritocracy justifying their power and influence.

The story already is irresistible on its own, in addition to its potential to change the subject. But the Los Angeles Times today highlights a huge mystery that prosecutors are keeping under wraps:

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Re: College admissions scandal now has a tantalizing mystery
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 02:17:54 PM »
Yale revokes student's admission over '$1.2m bribe'
March 26, 2019

Yale University has revoked the admission of a student whose family is accused of spending $1.2m (£907,000) in a bribery scheme to ensure admittance.

An ex-football coach allegedly accepted a $400,000 bribe to fraudulently mark the non-athletic student as a recruit.

The case is linked to the same cheating scandal that snared celebrity parents Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman earlier this month.

The elite college in Connecticut said it was investigating the matter.  ...

Yale will not name the student whose admission has been rescinded, but the university confirmed the case on Monday.
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