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Chinese family allegedly paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal

cristy

Active member
I know some Asians and to them that $$ is a drop in the bucket, I'm glad this has been brought to light. Entitlement is so unattractive.But when you are that wealthy the world is yours to manipulate.
 

DILLIGAF

Reviewer
All they have to due is have the institution revoke the degree or diploma from the student.
But i would think if they dug deeper they would find that the institution has some dirty fingers in this.

DILLIGAF
 

demien3k5

Senior Member
cristy;n1468628 said:
I know some Asians and to them that $$ is a drop in the bucket..
I wonder how many here believe that you travel in the same social circles as asian billionaires (as they would have to be to consider $6.5Million a 'drop in the bucket' and as such an insignificant if not trivial expenditure)?
 

cristy

Active member
demien3k5;n1468757 said:
I wonder how many here believe that you travel in the same social circles as asian billionaires (as they would have to be to consider $6.5Million a 'drop in the bucket' and as such an insignificant if not trivial expenditure)?
Why do you care...I'm still on your small mind I see., still an obsession of yours .....:LMAO: who said anything about travelling in the same social circles...and yes Demien there are billionaire Asians in Halifax.....you mean with all your knowledge you didn't know that! Come on, I think you are just throwing another tantrum because you are jealous that there are people out there with far more money, more grace, more humility, more education more character, than you and yes they're down here in the MARITIMES:LMAO:
 

demien3k5

Senior Member
cristy;n1468759 said:
Why do you care...I'm still on your small mind I see., still an obsession of yours .....:LMAO: who said anything about travelling in the same social circles...and yes Demien there are billionaire Asians in Halifax.....you mean with all your knowledge you didn't know that! Come on, I think you are just throwing another tantrum because you are jealous that there are people out there with far more money, more grace, more humility, more education more character, than you and yes they're down here in the MARITIMES:LMAO:
I never questioned if there were asian billionaires in Halifax, just questioning if there is any truth or remotest believability that they are either your personal friends, or clients, and that they discuss their personal wealth status with you in any way, shape or form.

by the way, it shows a certain depth of ignorance about money when you state categorically that anyone, regardless of wealth, considers a $6.5 million dollar expenditure as trivial.
 

cristy

Active member
Sure pops sure. You are right, you didn't question, you implied, as do with all your posts when referring to the Maritimes. Hate on pops, critique with your articulate and inarticulate verbiage it' ll only hurt you in the end.:biggrin2:
 

demien3k5

Senior Member
cristy;n1468763 said:
Sure pops sure. You are right, you didn't question, you implied, as do with all your posts when referring to the Maritimes. Hate on pops, critique with your articulate and inarticulate verbiage it' ll only hurt you in the end.:biggrin2:
I never questioned the presence of asian billionaires in Halifax, nor did I imply there were in fact, none.

I did question, and still do, if you have ever actually even met a billionaire in person before, in any contextual setting, let alone have them discuss their wealth and spending philosophies with you.

You are, after all, who you are.
 

cristy

Active member
Sure pops sure, and you are who you are. A narcissistic, pompous blowhard, who is delusional enough to think that anyone gives a crap about who you are and what you think.. seriously, get over yourself.Remember I've met you!!
 

Butch

Reviewer
The mother of a Chinese student who was admitted to Stanford University said the family gave $6.5 million to the man at the center of a massive college admissions scandal as a donation for scholarships and funding.

Fifty people have been charged in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted in the United States. The scandal has ensnared celebrities such as Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, none whom spent as much as the Chinese woman.

In a statement provided through her attorney, the woman identified as Mrs. Zhao admits giving $6.5 million to the foundation of William "Rick" Singer, the ring leader of the scam.

Zhao said she'd sought college advisory services from him because she was not familiar with the admission process for colleges in the United States.
After her daughter got into Stanford, the statement said, Singer asked her for a donation to the university through his foundation.

Singer told her the donation was "for the salaries of academic staff, scholarships, athletics programs and helping those students who otherwise will not be able to afford to attend Stanford," Zhao said.

The statement from her attorney, Vincent Law, did not provide her first name or information about her husband or her daughter.

But in a 2017 video posted on a popular Chinese platform Douyu, a student who identified herself as Yusi Zhao said she was admitted to Stanford through her own hard work.
"This year I am admitted to Stanford. I'm really lucky I'd like to say," said Zhao in the 90-minute video. "I want to tell you all that I gained my admission into Stanford through my own hard effort. ... I wasn't doing well academically when I was in elementary school, but I can now go to Stanford after working hard."

Yusi Zhao is the daughter of Chinese billionaire Zhao Tao, chairman of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals, according to the Stanford Daily.
Zhao Tao responded to the media reports in a statement released on his company's website saying, "My daughter's study in the US is personal and family issue," and has no ties to Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals.
[h=3]Mother says she fell victim to the scam[/h]
While Singer's company provided "educational advisory services," she said, it did not guarantee admission into any school. Her daughter has a record of "good academic performance and extracurricular achievements," and had offers from several US colleges, she said.
 

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