High-profile Democrat donors charged in college admissions scandal
The college admissions scandal has absolutely rocked the entertainment world, but it goes much deeper than that.
A little digging has shown that many of the individuals indicted for fraud in the admissions scandal are also big-money donors to the Democrats.
The Admissions Scandal
Earlier this week, it was announced that 50 people were charged by the FBI for participating in the fraudulent scheme.
William Rick Singer, who owns The Edge College & Career Network is accused of being the mastermind behind the scam.
To “guarantee” that wealthy parents could get their children into some of the most prestigious and highly selective schools in the country, Singer allegedly orchestrated fraudulent SAT and ACT scores or bribed athletic coaches, in exchange for generous donations to a purported nonprofit foundation.
The list of names involved in the scam is not only littered with Hollywood stars but also some of the deepest pockets donating to Democrat campaigns, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Gordon Caplan, who is co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a high-profile NYC law firm, was charged with paying $75,000 to fraudulently improve his daughter’s ACT scores.
During the 2016 presidential election, Caplan also maxed out his donation to Hillary as well as $22,300 to the DNC and $25,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund. Caplan has also been a longtime donor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who recently announced her candidacy for president.
Robert Flaxman, who owns Crown Realty and Development, is another individual charged in the scandal.
Flaxman allegedly paid $250,000 for falsified ACT scores as well as having his son classified as an athlete by a varsity coach at Univ. of San Diego. Flaxman has spread his money around to Democrats in numerous states as well as Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Prior to the 2016 election, Flaxman had been donating money to Republican campaigns.
A winemaker in California, Augustin Huneeus, allegedly paid $50,000 for false SAT scores. Huneeus donated $33,400 to a Hillary Super PAC, more than $150,000 to the DNC and DCCC, $10,000 to Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is now a presidential candidate, and $60,000 to the Nancy Pelosi Victory Fund. He has also made smaller donations to numerous other California politicians.
This scandal could not have come at a worse time for both the schools and the Democrat party. Harvard is already under scrutiny and facing a major affirmation action lawsuit over its admission policies.