How the alleged college admission scheme worked

  • Published on Mar 12, 2019
  • 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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  • SuperBullies1
    SuperBullies1 Day ago

    Alleged? Like Hitler was allegedly evil. Welcome to the world of greedy, watered down higher education. Where some simply buy the "trophy" when they can't earn it.

  • vavasssc
    vavasssc 12 days ago

    NO WAY... Could it be....? The Liberal Elite Hollywood colluded with, lied to and bribed and cheated to get their privileged kids ahead in life!!!
    Say- it aint- so!! Lock em up throw away the key and do the same with the other Ratchets.

  • rich corcoran
    rich corcoran 12 days ago

    Will Huffman and Loughlin be making guest appearances on O.I.T.N.B. ?? lol

  • Chloe F
    Chloe F 19 days ago

    What about season five for fuller house this is just sad:(

  • Crank I. T. C. Paranormal Special ghost person

    I hope they prevail, because of the kids that were hurt and the fact they actually had the audacity to do this.And the amount of money that was used and they have the nevre to not even admit remorse?? That's just so distrubing ,They made an comment,We gotten away with it didn't we??? Prior to the bust!

  • Dez Mentz
    Dez Mentz Month ago

    Honestly, when you click on a news site to watch a true report and their ads recruiting to impeach the President? I don't want to discuss politics, I just wanted to see Aunt Becky go to jail🤷

  • Dez Mentz
    Dez Mentz Month ago

    Only came back to tell you your ads suck and....

  • Melissa Garcia
    Melissa Garcia Month ago

    This is so frustrating!!! I also think about how the system is even more rigged...why? Are you going to tell me that these IVy Leage schools would not automatically accept former presidents children and celebrity’s children? They got got but the schools at also at fault! It so frustrating because this is even bigger than what they are making it seem! Just say....

  • Susan S.
    Susan S. Month ago

    Rich ruthless people with no morals.

  • Day Williams
    Day Williams Month ago

    At least Felicity admits her wrongdoings.

  • Brittney smith
    Brittney smith Month ago

    I bet somebody was getting blackmailed

  • mack5595
    mack5595 Month ago

    So my college degree is cheaper.....

  • Sagethewise01
    Sagethewise01 Month ago

    I want to know what caused this to be addressed now? I'm in my 50's and this has been going on since I was in collage. Literally for decades! Don't get me wrong this is long overdue, but why now? What happened?

  • Flak Jack Ed
    Flak Jack Ed Month ago

    Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman may as well retire. $$. Their Hollywood careers are over.

  • Nadeen Sivic
    Nadeen Sivic Month ago

    Hang on. The universities had no idea it was going on??? Sorry but is this a joke? Universities only survive from Pharma grants and rich folk donations!!

  • Tina Huston
    Tina Huston Month ago

    So they were content to have kids who DID earn their way not get in while their spoiled kids get their spots. That's what these people think of us "little people." Put them in prison.

  • Chris Boone
    Chris Boone Month ago

    So, in the end, what did it profit? Anyone who is greedy of gain it takes the life of its owners. It's better just to work your way...

    TSP SECURITY Month ago

    Oh well

  • ROBBY Andrews
    ROBBY Andrews Month ago


  • Dangerous Don
    Dangerous Don Month ago

    don't all super rich do that?

  • Sharkbait In New England

    You two dumb, yes DUMB ass, filthy rich parents ought to be ASHAMED of yourselves!!! All of the HONEST and HARDWORKING kids and Families are the ones screwed over because if dishonest and ridiculous human beings like you.

  • getfit40
    getfit40 Month ago

    Boring and obvious. Rich people use their influence in all domains. Is this shocking? It’s disgusting, but nowhere near as bad as the other things going on around the world. I mean, Jussie Snollett....that’s some real BS.

  • ba sook
    ba sook 2 months ago +1

    CNN should look into Trump's educational scandal, his business ideology is falling apart

  • Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman 2 months ago

    How embarrassing to have your parents themselves have no confidence in you. Think your not too bright!!!! Definitely Laughlin, she really may have messed up the best “gig” her daughter could have had! Well, her and the girls will pay big now!!! Interesting to see if they ever make it back??

  • That Guy
    That Guy 2 months ago

    But somehow couldn’t stop the Florida high school shooter you tipped of about huh.

  • misfit matters
    misfit matters 2 months ago

    I wonder if this could help solve the college admissions problem. 😊
    If this really has been an ongoing problem, colleges should openly set aside 'x' number of spots open to wealthy families who choose to use $ donations as leverage. Everyone else gets in on their own merit.
    1) everyone knows about it, no big deal
    2) wealthy families can compete among themselves
    2) Or - would wealthy families & their kids want to be known for getting in through that program? It might even discourage it from happening at all.
    I'm sure there are holes in that idea, just a thought.

  • J P
    J P 2 months ago

    Those people are unbelievable...

  • Cynthia Luce
    Cynthia Luce 2 months ago

    Maybe Lori Loughlin can get a role playing a stripper or some sex toy that steals men's wallets or goes out with them for money

  • Mariyam Khandwani
    Mariyam Khandwani 2 months ago

    As the movie cheat India is released. Watched an old crime patrol episode from years ago about the same issue .

  • Ian Olson
    Ian Olson 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago +3

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

  • krisluvkev
    krisluvkev 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    From Full house to the Big house

  • Kathleen Martin
    Kathleen Martin 2 months 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 months ago

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

  • Ana Logo
    Ana Logo 2 months ago +1


  • Mastermom 85
    Mastermom 85 2 months ago

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

  • shaun71
    shaun71 2 months ago

    "Alleged" - LOL!

  • Heather Williams
    Heather Williams 2 months ago

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

  • VD Strat
    VD Strat 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Is James Franco included? he cheat his way too.

  • Hayley Estep
    Hayley Estep 2 months ago

    Desperate housewives is right...

  • Montero
    Montero 2 months ago

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

  • Katie Bistiglione
    Katie Bistiglione 2 months ago

    Wow real news!!!

  • Joseph Ybarra
    Joseph Ybarra 2 months ago

    This is just the tip of the iceberg...

  • Chanel 584
    Chanel 584 2 months ago +1

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

  • Hunter W
    Hunter W 2 months 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 2 months ago


  • Larissa Ngwe
    Larissa Ngwe 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

    Ryan Murphy needs to recreate this in American Crime Story

  • Voice Of Reality
    Voice Of Reality 2 months ago

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

  • s b
    s b 2 months ago

    Release the other names..not just the stars!

    BOONIQUE 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Brenda Christopher
    Brenda Christopher 2 months ago

  • Richard Mattingly
    Richard Mattingly 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Fake Schools

  • Who's Who
    Who's Who 2 months ago

    This is what leftist do

  • Mario Meyer
    Mario Meyer 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    It happens all around the world

  • Drum Major
    Drum Major 2 months ago

    Everyone have a degree now of days they are worthless!

  • Garden Lady
    Garden Lady 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    The jail have VIP cells.

  • Sam Sunwoo
    Sam Sunwoo 2 months ago

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

  • Marlo Stanfield
    Marlo Stanfield 2 months ago

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

  • Mariposa axy
    Mariposa axy 2 months ago

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

  • James Grant
    James Grant 2 months ago

    Greedy pigs. cnn is still a POS

  • Sharon Anderson
    Sharon Anderson 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    The swamp is draining. LOL

  • Angie's Doing It
    Angie's Doing It 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Karla Duczynski
    Karla Duczynski 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • rashida7777
    rashida7777 2 months ago +29

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

    • Jill ThePrivateinvestigator
      Jill ThePrivateinvestigator 2 months ago +1

      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 2 months 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 2 months 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?

  • roadrailn
    roadrailn 2 months ago +1


  • The Chosen One
    The Chosen One 2 months ago


  • Abigail
    Abigail 2 months ago +19

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

  • Lovegrace21
    Lovegrace21 2 months ago

    How rude!

  • Monnie Mon
    Monnie Mon 2 months ago +1

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

  • Shirley Farrington
    Shirley Farrington 2 months 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 2 months ago


  • Miso Mama
    Miso Mama 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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. 2 months ago

    And this is how the rich stay rich folks!

  • Meredith Nolte
    Meredith Nolte 2 months ago

    I’m not complaining, but like why now?

  • GirlwthCurls
    GirlwthCurls 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months 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...