Over 50 people were charged or indicted in a bribery college admission case. The defendants consist of many wealthy individuals including prominent actresses. For a list of who has been charged in this case, read here.
OUR FREE OPINION
We asked a couple of our lawyer friends to respond to the spectacle with a critical eye towards the colleges. A sample of the responses is noted below.
“What’s really surprising is that the admissions scandal was based on exploiting an admissions preference for athletics. Yale gives preference to polo players, aquatic and equine, yachting, golf, and competitive suntanning.”
“A bunch of wealthy people with dumb kids bribed their way into the Ivy League. In additional news, a bunch of wealthy people with dumb kids bribed their way into the Ivy League. The former were charged with crimes. The latter married Ivanka Trump and has a bromance with Mohammed Bin Salman.”
“The Ivy League is upset not because they don’t trade admission for money, they just don’t want individuals to pocket money they think belongs to them.”
We think the scandal is overly sensationalized. The focus is on the wealthy parents. The universities are not victims here. “You can’t cheat an honest man.” – W.C. Fields.