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"Fu second generation" can save money to enter the prestigious school! A large number of stars and entrepreneurs have been accused
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Yale University, Stanford University, UCLA, University of Southern California, University of San Diego... All of these universities are elites. In order to get a letter of acceptance for them, how many genius minds should be "suddenly read".
But some people don't need a cold window or hard work because their parents are entrepreneurs, executives, and Hollywood stars.
Today, the largest university in the history of the United States is exposed to false fraud cases.:
Parents use the intermediary to pay bribes to the school's internal staff, help the "rich second generation" to falsify the test scores, and retire on the sports expertise. Most of the bribes are corporate executives, including two Hollywood superstars - actress Felicity Hoffman, who starred in the American TV series "Desperate Housewives", and actress Luo who starred in "The Perfect Family." Lilu Green.
The largest university in the history of the United States admitted to fraud:
50 people accused!
On March 12, local time, the Massachusetts prosecutor issued a notice and a series of indictments, which publicized the “National University Admission and Fraud Case” that was being investigated and shocked the United States.
The main suspect in the case was named William Singer.
From 2011 to February 2019, William Singer charged a number of parents between 200,000 and 6.5 million US dollars, and colluded with the "college entrance examination" invigilator, the university sports team coach and management personnel, through bribery and fraud, to help Some students enter leading universities such as Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University.Over the years, William Singer has charged a total of approximately $25 million.
To this end, William Singer set up a university admissions consulting firm called The Key and a non-profit organization, the Key Worldwide Foundation.
On the “Key Company” official website, write the words: open the door to academic, social, personal and professional success.
It is only now discovered that this "key" is not a hard struggle, but a deception.
At the press conference on March 12, the US federal prosecutor Andrew of Massachusetts? Lerlin said: This case involvesExam score fraud, certificate fraud, photo fraud, bribery university officialsWait for a few questions.
Parents who ask William Singer to “do things” are not expensive, including executives from private and public companies, successful investors and real estate developers, famous actresses, fashion designers, and founders of international law firms.
The defendants in this case have as many as 50 people. The prosecution sued William Singer for conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to launder money, and obstruction of the judiciary. He himself has also pleaded guilty.
In addition, 13 college sports team coaches were charged with conspiracy to defraud, fraud through mail, and so on.
There are also 33 students who have been charged with e-mail fraud and conspiracy to commit telecommunication fraud.
Although each person’s specific circumstances are different, their main suspected conspiracy to defraud includes,
(1) Bribe the test management personnel of the SAT (Academic Proficiency Test) and the ACT (United States University Entrance Examination), and then arrange for others to take the test, or modify the student's answer after the test.
(2) Giving bribes to the coaches and managers of the university sports team, and accepting the students as athletes through data fraud.
(3) Using Singer's charity as a disguise to cover up bribery funds.
At present, more than 30 suspects have been arrested in various states of the United States, including Hollywood actress and actress Felicity Hoffman, who starred in the American drama "Desperate Housewives."
Hollywood star is suspected of making a fake:
The daughter’s “high school entrance examination” time has doubled, and the score has soared.
Among all the parents suspected of committing crimes, Felicity Hoffman is one of the most concerned. Through her case, we can also see the corner of this large-scale fraud case.
In 2005, Hoffman won the 57th Emmy Award for Best Actress with the TV series "Desperate Housewives". In 2006, with the film "Through the United States" won the 63rd US Film and Television Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and the Oscar for Best Actress Nomination.
FBI agent Laura Smith, who was involved in the investigation of the case, said in the affidavit:
Felicity Hoffman has two daughters. In 2017, her eldest daughter is preparing for the December SAT.
“Key” and a founder of the Key Worldwide Foundation (William Singer) came to Hoffman and her husband’s home in Los Angeles to explain the fraud process and say that they “controlled” an exam center. It is possible to arrange a proctor for Hoffman's daughter and to change the test answer.
The Hoffmans agreed to the plan.
In the summer of 2017, Hoffman and his multiple exchanges of mail, mainly asked how to double the daughter's SAT time. On October 16, Hoffman’s eldest daughter received an email from the American College Board (in charge of the SAT), telling her that the exam time could be doubled.
Finally, Hoffman's daughter was transferred to the scheduled exam room to complete the exam.The score is 1420 points, which is 400 points higher than the pre-test.
For this service, Hoffman “donated” $15,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation.
The FBI said Hoffman had been arrested at home. On Tuesday (March 12), she appeared in Los Angeles, and the court allowed her to pay $250,000 in bail and release it after handing in her passport. On March 29, she will also appear in Boston.
"Sports special students" who will not be sports
In addition to fraud on the SAT and ACT exams, Singer and his clients are working on the “sports specialty” channel. Because the coaches of the American college sports team are qualified to recommend some athletes to the university admissions office.
Therefore, after receiving the customer's money, Singer went to the college sports team coach and the sports director to bribe them and let them enroll the client's children.Surprisingly, these children don’t even sports at all.
The daughter of actress Lori Luglin is the university of this kind.
Lori Luglin starred in "The Perfect Family," and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is a famous fashion designer. In order to get their daughter into the rowing team at the University of Southern California, they paid $500,000. However, their daughter did not participate in competitive rowing before.
As a result, they only sent photos of their daughter on the rowing machine to Singer, and then Singer went to bribe to Donna Heinel, deputy director of sports at the University of Southern California. In this way, their daughter successfully went to a prestigious school.
What's even more amazing is that sometimes Singer will take the student's photo PS and transplant the student's head to an athlete.
The FBI said that Giannulli has been arrested at home, and Lu Green will surrender later. On Tuesday, the court asked Giannulli to pay $1 million in bail and hand it in.
At the press conference on March 12, prosecutor Andrew? Lerlin said sadly:
These (affluent) parents have the ability to provide children with “legitimate advantages.” However, they prefer “using corrupt and illegal means to manipulate the education system.”
The university admission system has no special treatment for the rich. Similarly, the judicial system has no special treatment for the rich.
In Tuesday’s lawsuit, no students became accused because they were not the main drivers of the case. However, the prosecution said that they may also go to court someday in the future.
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