‘Operation Varsity Blues’ Spurs a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Universities and a Second $500 Bill Lawsuit Against the Defendants

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“Operation Varsity Blues” is an FBI sting that netted indictments of 50 parents, college coaches and administrators, including Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and her designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. A class-action lawsuit filed by students and parents against Stanford University, USC, UCLA, the University of San Diego, the University of Texas, Yale and Georgetown, accused the schools of unfair competition and violations of consumer law. In a second lawsuit, Jennifer Kay Toy, a school teacher from Oakland, California, is suing the well-heeled defendants and other alleged participants in the multi-million dollar bribery case, claiming that her son, Joshua, who had a 4.2 GPA, was not accepted at top schools where he applied because the admissions system was rigged. Toy is seeking $500 billion in damages.

The money in this bribery scandal is minuscule compared to government payments to colleges and universities to promote government lines of propaganda.  For example, Yale University received approximately $480 million in federal funds in 2015.  But the media is silent on this outrageous use of taxpayer money.

A group of students and parents have filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status against the University of Southern California, UCLA and other colleges named in this week’s sprawling admissions scandal, saying their admissions process was “warped and rigged by fraud.”Prosecutors revealed Tuesday that 50 people, including 33 parents and a number of college coaches, face charges in carrying out a scheme in which wealthy people used their money to game the admissions system at some of the nation’s elite universities.

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