Outrage over College Admissions Scandal Carries on into Third Week

The college admissions scandal brought to light what most of society is already aware of, rich people can buy their way into anything.

Former classmates and friends of students revealed to be a part of the scandal have come froward, announcing their suspicions were correct when it came to how the students gained admission into these elite universities.

Dozens of wealthy parents, including actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman, were accused of using services by scheme mastermind Rick Singer to falsely get their kids into college under the guise of athletic recruits and doctored exams.

Families of the students who obtained admission into the schools the right way are now calling for the accused to be punished.

So what is it exactly that the guilty could be prosecuted of?

Those named in the lawsuit have been charged with a count of conspiracy to commit mail or wire fraud. In order to prove it, the government must answer "who was defrauded" and of "what property"

“What constitutes property has always been contested,” Ellen Podgor, an expert on white-collar crime at Stetson University, told the LA Times. “It’s a moving target.”

Due to the nature of this unsettled aspect of the law, a federal judge last week ordered the government to explain the legal underpinnings of its case against a Yale soccer coach who is accused of pocketing $860,000 in bribes that prosecutors say "Singer funneled to him."

Read more about the complexities of the scandal here.

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