Superb expose of the corruption
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Submitted by John Gillis (United States), Oct 12, 2021 17:51
Excellent job of showing how corrupt and immoral the plea bargain system is. And this system wouldn't "work" if it weren't for the grotesquely large sentences one could be saddled with for one of these crimes (20 years), if you choose your right to have a trial. Such prison terms are often more than a murderer actually goes to prison for.
I would suggest another related expose would be worth pursuing: whether this entire varsity blues prosecution system is corrupt. The parents, many or all of whom were immoral in their willingness to lie and cheat in getting their offspring into college -- were not likely committing a true illegal act. Many immoral acts are not illegal and should not be illegal. Lying to a a private entity (a university) is not generally a criminal offense, yet here the dependably vague wire fraud claim (among others) is used by prosecutors to railroad these uncouth people into being felons by virtue of their willingness to throw money towards bad persons like Singer -- to game the admissions system at various universities.
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|⇒ Superb expose of the corruption [180 words]||John Gillis||Oct 12, 2021 17:51|
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