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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:27 PM

A List of the Parents Named in the College Admissions Scandal Indictment

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/all-the-parents-named-in-the-college-admissions-scandal.html#_ga=2.89739933.723201027.1552436516-1702849659.1552436516

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Gregory Abbott and Marcia Abbott — The “founder and chairman of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry, and the former chairman and CEO of a private-label clothing manufacturer.”

Gamal Abdelaziz — A former Las Vegas gaming executive who previously worked for Wynn Macau and MGM Resorts International.

Diane Blake and Todd Blake — Diane is “an executive at a retail merchandising firm” and Todd is an “entrepreneur and investor.”

Jane Buckingham — CEO of the boutique marketing company Trendera and author of The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, an advice book “for the busy modern woman.”

Gordon Caplan — The co-chair of mega law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and the The American Lawyer’s 2018 Dealmaker of the Year.

I-hsin “Joey” Chen — A California resident who operates a “provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry.”

Gregory Colburn and Amy Colburn — Gregory is a doctor in Palo Alto.

Robert Flaxman — CEO and founder of Crown Realty & Development, a real estate firm.

Elizabeth Henriquez and Manuel Henriquez — Manuel is the “founder, chairman, and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company based in Palo Alto, California.”

Douglas Hodge — Former CEO of Pacific Investment Management Co. Bloomberg got him on the phone to talk about the scandal. He said, “I can’t talk right now.”

Felicity Huffman — An actress who most notably starred in Desperate Housewives.

Agustin Huneeus Jr. — An “owner of vineyards in Napa, California.”

Bruce Isackson and Davina Isackson — Bruce is president of real estate firm WP Investments.

Michelle Janavs — A “former executive at a large food manufacturer formerly owned by members of her family.”

Elisabeth Kimmel — A Las Vegas and La Jolla resident and “owner and president of a media company.”

Marjorie Klapper — A resident of Menlo Park, California, and the co-owner of “a jewelry business.”

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli — Loughlin is an actress best known for her role on Full House and Giannulli, her husband, is a fashion designer.

Toby MacFarlane — A former “senior executive at a title insurance company.”

William E. McGlashan Jr. — A “ senior executive at a global private equity firm,” and the guy behind the Rise Fund, a social impact fund he co-founded with Bono and Jeff Skoll, eBay’s first employee.

Marci Palatella — CEO of Preservation Distillery in Kentucky.

Peter Jan Sartorio — A “packaged food entrepreneur.”

Stephen Semprevivo — An executive at Cydcor, a “privately held provider of outsourced sales teams.”

Devin Sloane — The founder of aquaTECTURE, a water-focused investment firm in Los Angeles.

John B. Wilson — The president of private equity firm Hyannis Port Capital and a former executive at Staples and Gap Inc.

Homayoun Zadeh — A dentistry professor at USC.

Robert Zangrillo — CEO of Dragon Global, a private investment firm in Miami.

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Reply A List of the Parents Named in the College Admissions Scandal Indictment (Original post)
Rustyeye77 Tuesday OP
redstatebluegirl Tuesday #1
lame54 Tuesday #3
BigmanPigman Tuesday #6
Wellstone ruled Tuesday #15
essme Tuesday #8
redstatebluegirl Tuesday #12
okaawhatever Wednesday #17
lame54 Tuesday #2
First Speaker Tuesday #4
edbermac Tuesday #14
DrToast Tuesday #5
Yavin4 Tuesday #7
DrToast Tuesday #9
Kingofalldems Tuesday #10
lame54 Tuesday #11
okaawhatever Wednesday #18
Brother Buzz Tuesday #13
Rustyeye77 Wednesday #16
obamanut2012 Wednesday #19

Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:32 PM

1. I wish I could say I was surprised by this but I have been in Higher Ed for almost 30 years.

I can't tell you how many times I got calls from the development office or a rich alum who wanted some "special consideration" for admitting a kid to our professional college. 99 percent of the time, the student did not have even the minimum grades for admission. Somehow they always had decent ACT and SAT scores that did not match their academic history.

My Dean hated these calls and always told me not to sign the forms to override admissions. I always made him sign them, I didn't want my name on those things one bit.

I can only remember one of them that managed to graduate, just barely. The others ended up transferring because our Dean would not "play ball".

This has been going on forever. How do you think GW Bush and Trump got into top tier schools?

I should add that this is not just one institution, this happened in 4 different ones in different parts of the country.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:35 PM

3. I'm totally shocked...

Shocked they are doing something about it

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:47 PM

6. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

I am fairly certain that this has been going on at about 10% of the institutions and for at least 50 years. I am being very conservative in my assessment. I have heard about this the whole time I have been in the education profession and it is almost "normal".

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 10:52 PM

15. When this scab is scrapped off

watch for hundreds more to be exposed.


Wait till the NCAA gets their day in the Sunlight. Believe there are investigations into money and recruiting in the South East Conference.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:52 PM

8. I am stunned

that the list of names is so short.

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Response to essme (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:58 PM

12. Exactly.

Where is the oil money. You could not pay me to work in admissions at UT Austin.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:21 PM

17. This case stemmed from an investigation of 1 "fixer". These are his 50 clients. Surely

there are more fixers out there, but this investigation happened by accident and so far has only involved this one man.

Hopefully, the wide media coverage will force the FBI to further investigate college admissions rigging.


Also, this wasn't just handing money over to the dean or admissions officer, these were complex frauds that took a lot of players.

One example is a Chinese girl where a soccer coach wrote a letter saying the applicant was being recruited as a top tier athlete, and that she was a member of the junior national team in China. They staged photos of her playing, photoshopped others, and forged documents to create this bogus background of her playing soccer. She had never played soccer of course.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:35 PM

2. Where the hell is William H. Macy?...

I keep seeing reports of Felicity Huffman and spouse

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:41 PM

4. He's fleeing the scene of an interrogation...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:59 PM

14. They just busted him at a motel in North Dakota.

I love that movie!

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:44 PM

5. I don't believe he was indicted

Most likely because they had the goods on Huffman, but not him.

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:49 PM

7. He's Shameless. n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:53 PM

9. +1

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:56 PM

10. ...

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:56 PM

11. Run Jerry run

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Response to lame54 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:22 PM

18. He wasn't indicted and apparently knew nothing about it. ditto the kids. nt

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:58 PM

13. A whole bunch of high end zip codes on that list

Didn't they get the message that certain magic zip codes translated to automatic admission to private colleges? Had they just waited a year or two, the recruiters would be knocking on their doors, begging their child to attend their institution; to Hell with SAT scores, GPA, and all that shit.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:03 PM

16. Absolutely

no shit

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:31 PM

19. Huffman is an Academy Award nominated actress for Transmerica

And, was nominated for a zillion awards for that role. It's interesting to me they always mention Desperate Housewives, instead. I know her best for Transamerica and American Crime.

I also wonder why her husband wasn't charged.

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