Rich people cheat? I’m shocked.
The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 wealthy people — including two television stars — with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their kids into big-name colleges and universities.
The alleged crimes included cheating on entrance exams, as well as bribing college officials to say certain students were coming to compete on athletic teams when those students were not in fact athletes.
The criminal complaint paints an ugly picture of high-powered individuals committing crimes to get their children into selective schools. Among those charged are actresses Felicity Huffman, best known for her role on the television show “Desperate Housewives,” and Lori Loughlin, who appeared on “Full House,” according to court documents.
And you’d think that if you were from a wealthy family you’d at least learn how to sail your yacht.
The investigation has also ensnared Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer, who allegedly agreed to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars to clear the way for two students – who lacked the sailing skills required to compete at the Division 1 level – to become part of his sailing team so they could gain admission to the school.