Skip to comments.Democratic Donors Charged in College Admissions Scam
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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The Democratic Party is the party of creeps, criminals, & commies.
Im liking Trumps New and Improved FBI!
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.
Donors? How about recipients? Wonder when a Democrat politician is going to get nailed.
Thanks, some great data re elitist rats involved in this scam and their donations to rat politicians.
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.
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.
It might be time to stop calling them Democrats and just start calling them Socialists.
Ultra-wealthy Dem elitists demonstrate once again that rules and laws are only for we little people ...
[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.]
I’m experiencing a lot of schadenfreude over this.
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?
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.
In the meantime why don’t they find O’s college records. I also wonder if Malia even had to take the SAT.
If there are 1000 dems, and 1 pub, it will be described as both sides
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