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Democratic Donors Charged in College Admissions Scam
Free Beacon ^ | 3/13/19 | Mikhael Smits

Posted on 03/14/2019 3:14:41 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1

Several Democratic donors were among those charged Tuesday in a federal crackdown on a nationwide fraudulent college admissions conspiracy.

Most of the press reaction Tuesday centered on Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, two prominent Hollywood stars charged in the sting.

Huffman, when not acting, is a generous donor to Democratic candidates. Huffman has donated thousands of dollars since 2016 to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), according to the Federal Election Commission's site. Prior to that, she donated frequently to President Barack Obama's election efforts.

She is far from the only Democratic donor on the list, some of whom have also donated to Republican candidates at times.

Gordon Caplan is co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, a major law firm. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut and New York City. Caplan paid $125,000 to have his daughter's ACT exam corrected by the proctor, according to the DOJ. He is charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the District of Connecticut.

Caplan gave the maximum allowable donation to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. He donated an additional $25,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund and $22,300 to the Democratic National Committee in 2016, months before Clinton lost to Donald Trump. Caplan began giving to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) in 2005.

During the 2018 midterms, Caplan shelled out thousands of dollars to support Democratic candidates in Connecticut, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada. His lavish political spending used to be bipartisan. In 2011 and 2012, he gave tens of thousands of dollars to both Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Arizona; US: Connecticut; US: Florida; US: Indiana; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: isabellagiannulli; kamalaharris; loriloughlin; mittromney; obama; oliviajadegiannulli
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1 posted on 03/14/2019 3:14:41 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

The Democratic Party is the party of creeps, criminals, & commies.


2 posted on 03/14/2019 3:19:11 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

Im liking Trumps New and Improved FBI!


3 posted on 03/14/2019 3:22:13 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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How dare those parents seek preferential treatment for their kids using their own money and bumping more meritorious students. Who do they think they are? the Federal government that uses affirmative action to do the exact same thing with taxpayer money.


4 posted on 03/14/2019 3:30:44 PM PDT by odawg
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To: Mister Da

Donors? How about recipients? Wonder when a Democrat politician is going to get nailed.


5 posted on 03/14/2019 3:31:37 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

Thanks, some great data re elitist rats involved in this scam and their donations to rat politicians.


6 posted on 03/14/2019 3:36:29 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (After Jussie’s fake hate crime, hate crime fakers aren’t taken seriously for even 1 minute now!)
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It would be one thing if they just used their money to buy preferential treatment. They went further than that...they used their privilege to cheat on the ACT and SAT scores, and they made up fake sports profiles for their kids...actually photoshopping their kids’ faces onto the bodies of REAL athletes, sports their kids had never played or participated in. Paying astronomical tuition or funding a building or program at a university to gain favor is one thing. This went WAY further than that I’d say. Oh and they cheated on their taxes too by donating all this bribe money to a fake charity then writing it all off.


7 posted on 03/14/2019 3:38:14 PM PDT by Airforce Sister
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To: dhs12345

Patience, Grasshopper.

Apparently this is just an opening salvo against small-fry targets. There are much bigger people who will be taken down later.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a certain political couple with the initial “O” ultimately gets caught up in this.


8 posted on 03/14/2019 3:39:31 PM PDT by sevlex
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To: Mister Da

It might be time to stop calling them Democrats and just start calling them Socialists.


9 posted on 03/14/2019 3:39:59 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

Ultra-wealthy Dem elitists demonstrate once again that rules and laws are only for we little people ...


10 posted on 03/14/2019 3:41:12 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

Bkmrk.


11 posted on 03/14/2019 3:45:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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[How dare those parents seek preferential treatment for their kids using their own money and bumping more meritorious students. Who do they think they are? the Federal government that uses affirmative action to do the exact same thing with taxpayer money.]


The aggrieved party here is the colleges, which like to sell their seats to the highest bidder, not have their employees do side deals to fill their own pockets with nothing going to the colleges. The comparison is to Walmart selling you a ceiling fan vs an employee taking a ceiling fan out of the warehouse and selling it out the side door to pad his personal bank account.


12 posted on 03/14/2019 3:46:25 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

I’m experiencing a lot of schadenfreude over this.


13 posted on 03/14/2019 3:48:27 PM PDT by Nothingburger
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To: sevlex
I have always believed (and known) that Democrats are the biggest hypocrites and hypocrisy will be their downfall. Not unlike the #metoo movement and Bill Clinton. Making some popcorn.
14 posted on 03/14/2019 3:48:35 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

How is what they did any different than affirmative action, except it is the government forcing universities to admit students that could not get in based on their qualifications?


15 posted on 03/14/2019 3:54:29 PM PDT by Yogafist
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So far, I fail to understand why this is such a big deal. A bunch of rich parents bribed coaches and administrators at elite private universities to accept mediocre students as fake jocks in sports no one cares about. If the schools were state supported, I can see charges for bribing government officials, but private universities? Meh. If AOC can get two degrees from Boston University, I don't think a degree from an elite school is worth all that much anyway.
16 posted on 03/14/2019 3:54:53 PM PDT by nuke_road_warrior (Making the world safe for nuclear power for over 20 years)
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So far, I fail to understand why this is such a big deal.

Its called ethics. Do you mind that they also scored big charity tax deductions also.


17 posted on 03/14/2019 4:10:56 PM PDT by doosee (Captain, we are approaching a new level of Hell.)
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To: sevlex

In the meantime why don’t they find O’s college records. I also wonder if Malia even had to take the SAT.


18 posted on 03/14/2019 4:13:27 PM PDT by dandiegirl (BO)
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If there are 1000 dems, and 1 pub, it will be described as both sides


19 posted on 03/14/2019 4:21:26 PM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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Bonos partner was caught...BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
20 posted on 03/14/2019 4:22:12 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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