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Old Yesterday, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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It will be interesting to see what happens to Lori Loughlin. She paid over $500,000 in bribes, faces more charges than Huffman including money laundering, and pled not guilty. Theoretically, she and her husband each face up to 40 years in jail.
Interesting question. I don’t know.

I sort of think Loughlin is digging a hole for herself. But I suppose a lot depends on the vagaries of the justice system.
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Old Yesterday, 04:49 PM
 
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Because it is illegal.
I get that it's illegal, but given how extremely common it is, why aren't we seeing people getting in trouble for this every second of every day? What did she do that got her in trouble that all the other rich and powerful people doing right now aren't?
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
 
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She looked damn good when she came out, tho!
It's better to look good than to feel good!

2 weeks? Ever been in jail? 3 days is sobering! She certainly has been thru the ringer, is no thread to society ...
good luck keeping her marriage and fam together.
She blew it and got caught...her heart was stupid, but in the right place.


Boy, are cynics gonna hate ME!
Why would you assume she would have problems with her marriage? They’ve been married for decades and seems to be a good marriage from the outside. I’m sure he was somewhat aware of it. From all I can see he has stood beside her throughout. Why would the sentence change anything?
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Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM
 
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Because it is illegal.
Right. Insider trading is done all the time by the very wealthy too, but if you are too blatant they will punish you to make it appear the system is fair to all.
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Old Yesterday, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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What I don't get is why this whole thing is somehow unique? Since ancient times, people with power, influence and money have ALWAYS used it to do the same things she has done, and even today it's an extremely common thing for the same kind of people to do, so why is she being singled out for something that happens all the time?
Agreed. I don’t personally think she deserves to go to jail over this. I think it would’ve been better to just order her and Lori to pay the 4-year tuition for a “deserving” student or something.
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Old Yesterday, 05:48 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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honestly, I don't agree, really, with her getting any jail time. Gonna cost money that could be better spent elsewhere. In the realm of serious crimes.. This one doesn't really call for prison time.


As for her being on probation, or "Supervised Release" as it's known in the Federal system.. She'll have to report in once a month.. That's about it. have to get permission to leave the country. Her PO likely won't even come by her house. He's going to have plenty of other people on his books that need far more monitoring. He'll drug test her once at the start and if he feels snarky may make her take another one.

Someone who is poor.. IN THEORY.. Would have gotten the exact same sentence, without the fine. Because they would have an inability to pay the fine. Fines and prison time are not interchangeable. You can't raise the fine and lower the prison time.. At least, that's not how it's supposed to work and most federal judges.. Are really pretty fair people.


No to the no no no no no...


No.
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Old Yesterday, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Right. Insider trading is done all the time by the very wealthy too, but if you are too blatant they will punish you to make it appear the system is fair to all.

Strangely enough, in the case of using money to get one's children into a prestigious school, being blatant makes it okay. You know, dig deeper in your pockets and make a donation out in the open. Then one becomes a benefactor instead of a felon
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
 
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It will be interesting to see what happens to Lori Loughlin. She paid over $500,000 in bribes, faces more charges than Huffman including money laundering, and pled not guilty. Theoretically, she and her husband each face up to 40 years in jail.

Rich parents use their money to get their kids into special schools all the time. It will be totally wrong for her and her husband to go to prison on this. The government upped the charges against them for not caving initially. It's become some kind of an agenda. They want to teach them a lesson and use them as an example at the same time.
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Old Yesterday, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Agreed. I don’t personally think she deserves to go to jail over this. I think it would’ve been better to just order her and Lori to pay the 4-year tuition for a “deserving” student or something.
Good idea!
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Old Yesterday, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I get that it's illegal, but given how extremely common it is, why aren't we seeing people getting in trouble for this every second of every day? What did she do that got her in trouble that all the other rich and powerful people doing right now aren't?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019...ribery_scandal

This article is a summary of the case. 33 people have been indicted, or have received immunity. This was a conspiracy involving bribery and money laundering. Remember this was broken by the FBI. There is a decent explanation at the end of the article, explaining how and why all of this was happening. A key thing is that involved parents were rich, but not ultra rich. So, they did not have the wherewithal to make meaningful donations that would influence their acceptance. So they used Rick Singer, who sold “certainty.”

By the way, Singer has “turned” so the extent of the conspiracy is known.

This is so much more than isolated, under the table, “donations” to unis.

There is a list of everyone who has been charged near the end of the article.
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