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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  • L m
    L m Day 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 Day ago

    The jail have VIP cells.

  • Sam Sunwoo
    Sam Sunwoo Day ago

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

  • Marlo Stanfield
    Marlo Stanfield Day ago

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

  • Mariposa axy
    Mariposa axy Day ago

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

  • James Grant
    James Grant Day ago

    Greedy pigs. cnn is still a POS

  • Sharon Anderson
    Sharon Anderson Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Angie's Doing It

    The swamp is draining. LOL

  • Angie's Doing It

    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 Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Karla Duczynski
    Karla Duczynski Day 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 Day ago

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

  • rashida7777
    rashida7777 Day ago +3

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

  • 18degreez North
    18degreez North Day 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 Day 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 Day 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 Day ago +1


  • Dani Wagner
    Dani Wagner Day ago


  • Abigail
    Abigail Day ago +1

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

  • Raeraeallday21
    Raeraeallday21 Day ago

    How rude!

  • Monnie Mon
    Monnie Mon Day ago

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

  • Shirley Farrington

    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 Day ago


  • Miso Mama
    Miso Mama Day 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 Day 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 Day 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. Day ago

    And this is how the rich stay rich folks!

  • Meredith Nolte
    Meredith Nolte Day ago

    I’m not complaining, but like why now?

  • GirlwthCurls
    GirlwthCurls Day 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 Day 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 Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Ms. Leah so Adorable

    6 million yikes

  • P J
    P J Day ago

    It pays to be rich.

  • Purple K
    Purple K Day ago

    They should hook up with Jussie Smollett

  • Brian E. J.
    Brian E. J. Day ago

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

  • Mady Maguire
    Mady Maguire Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Frankincensed
    Frankincensed Day ago +1

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

  • Melinda Usher
    Melinda Usher Day 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 Day ago

    Shame other parents as well


    I hope the students are removed . And degrees removed.

  • Chris Edmonds
    Chris Edmonds Day ago

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

  • johndee759
    johndee759 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • Kristen berer
    Kristen berer 2 days ago

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

  • TheBethyb00p
    TheBethyb00p 2 days ago

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

  • Anne Dennett
    Anne Dennett 2 days ago


  • Teri Brown
    Teri Brown 2 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

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

  • amazed66
    amazed66 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • Jean Myers
    Jean Myers 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

    that's crazy!

  • Jow Bloe
    Jow Bloe 2 days ago +1

    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.

  • Brilliantbeing
    Brilliantbeing 2 days ago

    ...and these are the selfsame people that would tell a poor student to "pick yourself up by your bootstraps..."

  • Guard Passer
    Guard Passer 2 days ago +2

    -Black People get scholarships just for being black, in order to manufacture diversity in colleges, raising their reputation, thus raising their value.
    -Athletes get full rides because they bring money to the University
    -Hypergeniuses get into universities because they can promote them as alumni, further raising the University's value.
    Colleges don't let you in because of your work, they let you in if you can make them money or boost their reputation.
    nothing new

    • Guard Passer
      Guard Passer Day ago

      T all organizations function this way: Profit first. Ethics are just for PR

    • T
      T Day ago

      That's the way it is. Imagine. People can buy their image. But, sooner or later, life has a way of being found out.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 2 days ago

    & there are poor students who are working their ASS off while Olivia got in to enjoy tailgates 🙄 a fucking joke. Expel them

  • Eduardo  Sanchez
    Eduardo Sanchez 2 days ago

    It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby

  • Imene Bouz
    Imene Bouz 2 days ago

    Top colleges my ass...

  • dave thedave
    dave thedave 2 days ago

    Really the FBI should be investigating how these universities fraudulently take people's money with the promise of educating their children. The kids are usually MORE unlearned when they exit school than when they entered.

  • Suzy Young
    Suzy Young 2 days ago

    What about Trumps son Jared? A fat over 2 million donation to Harvard, then bam, Kushner gets into Harvard!?

  • Cassandra Cram
    Cassandra Cram 2 days ago

    I wonder how many others have been able to gain a degree from this scandal. Recall those degrees from those who have any part in this scandal

  • Mo Fo
    Mo Fo 2 days ago

    All liberals demoKKKrats... None supported Trump????

  • Arnulfo Marquez
    Arnulfo Marquez 2 days ago

    Your gonna have to go to community college. But mom.........

  • Stacy Klair-Symone
    Stacy Klair-Symone 2 days ago

    This is a Trump country. Why act in a moral way when our leader does not.

  • Linda Terry
    Linda Terry 2 days ago

    There are only two celebrities out of all these people but they’re the ones constantly getting blasted. They should be naming the other people make them famous too. Especially the ones that paid millions of dollars. Obviously whatever they do for a living they’re being overpaid probably CEOs or hedge fund owners. Start naming them make them famous please!
    Funny how Donald Trump Junior chimed in immediately blasting Hollywood and the liberals. Sorry but Lori Laughlin has always been a devout conservative Christian Republican. Oops. I’m sure Donald Trump Junior got into college as all the Trump kids did on their own merit. Not. Mental midgets

  • Larry Louis
    Larry Louis 2 days ago

    Who cares? We care about this so-called fraud yet we do nothing about giving free college to children of illegal immigrants while doing nothing for our own citizens. Amazing how the mind warps and drifts to feel good situations not in the real world. It is true what the past television commercials used to advertise, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • Angie Perez
    Angie Perez 2 days ago

    I'm sure there are tons more cases. Sickening. What is this world coming to?

  • Sharon Arnold
    Sharon Arnold 2 days ago

    You throw Huffman and Loughlin's name's out there, What are the others name. And know your show Loughlin was the Aunt not the mother. How many others have done this and got away with it . Just wish they had more faith in their kids to get into a college on their own. Would like to hear more on Huffman

  • Frank Esposito
    Frank Esposito 2 days ago

    They BETTER NOT Buy their way out of this one!

  • Frank Esposito
    Frank Esposito 2 days ago


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    Frank Esposito 2 days ago


  • rufkarma
    rufkarma 2 days ago

    There is NOTHING surprising about this. How many politicians from all parties have done the same thing and we'll never hear about it?

  • Ann Onumiss
    Ann Onumiss 2 days ago +1

    Its amazing CNN is not trying to cover it up

    • Michael
      Michael 2 days ago

      Ann Onumiss hahaha

  • Derrick Barnette
    Derrick Barnette 2 days ago

    It's sad that people are so outraged with The actresses when it's the universities fault. This has been business as usual for decades and two actresses is all we are hearing about??? Come on people wake up. All of these universities knew what was going on and probably work with people like singer all the time. College became a scam years ago and unless your family is well off and you have ties to a network of individuals in the field your interested in entering, college is not worth being in debt the rest of your college is all that is necessary and if your only going to get a job your wasting your time unless you know someone. Liberal arts degrees are a complete scam and waste of time. People should go to college with their mind set on educating themselves, and not expect to be given a career because they graduated. Most of the graduates I know who didn't already have their foot in the door of their chosen career are highly educated burger flippers at wack Arnold's. College has become mandatory for many careers but that is why community college is a far better alternative to a big name school and the reason so many millennial s will never own anything until their parents die. Unless you get a scholarship, you shouldn't be going to USC or any school that you will spend the rest of your life in debt because of student loans.

  • dean neal
    dean neal 2 days ago


  • Ashton Henderson
    Ashton Henderson 2 days ago +2

    Oh please, this is how Malia Obama got into Harvard too...

    • sapphire.
      sapphire. Day ago

      even is that true, does that makes this okay?

    • Raeraeallday21
      Raeraeallday21 Day ago +1

      Ashton Henderson Yeah and the entire fucking Trump family. Your point?

  • Ba ba
    Ba ba 2 days ago +1

    As if America wasn't being laughed at already now the rest of the world think American kids are dumb & stupid. They can't get into schools without bribes & shit 😠😠😠😠. This annoys the fuck outta me 😩😠😩😠!!!!#lockemallup#thatPART

  • Gail Camacho
    Gail Camacho 2 days ago

    Six million???

  • Michael Spaargaren
    Michael Spaargaren 2 days ago

    Oh wow and here I thought it was just the Chicago Police Department that was accused of cheating on promotional exams like Lt Fenner, the wife of current CPD Chief of Police/Super Eddie Johnson.

  • Solitary Man
    Solitary Man 2 days ago

    Why is it “mind blowing” when it’s coming out of Hollywood ? This is how those POS roll ...

  • bluzshadez
    bluzshadez 2 days ago

    That female News Correspondent was not in a Briefing Room. It was glitching. She was just standing in front of a blue or green screen. Talk about SCAM!

  • Robyn Sztyndor
    Robyn Sztyndor 2 days ago

    3:58 seconds in the reporter says Laughlin used Singer in the admissions process at USC with her daughter to “get her in for crew... even though she has no talent whatsoever...” LOL 😂

  • D Seisa
    D Seisa 2 days ago

    Pulled a Pocahontas

  • gjsterp
    gjsterp 2 days ago

    Waste of the American public's time, when the media should be addressing really important issues.
    Media Smoke Screening!

  • Debbie Richardson
    Debbie Richardson 2 days ago +6

    Why only expose the stars? Why not expose all 50 or more of them?

  • polite critique
    polite critique 2 days ago

    First they kill Christ. Now they kill futures of Christian students

  • Cygne Vara
    Cygne Vara 2 days ago +5

    She should have sent her kid to Trump University...seeing as how shes such a staunch supporter

    • T
      T Day ago

      You mean is the university that really isn't worth a hoot??

  • 9Spank9
    9Spank9 2 days ago +1

    EEK! Before you see a new doctor...make sure to find out where and HOW they obtained their degree -

  • GnarbySZN🐍
    GnarbySZN🐍 2 days ago

    They’ll probably get off with probation and therapy

  • Fra4554wwf Medina
    Fra4554wwf Medina 2 days ago

    CNN sucks

  • Ellen ms
    Ellen ms 2 days ago

    Give all of them the maximum