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Source: Global News

If college admissions scandal parents admit responsibility, they may avoid prison time: experts

Today 08:59 GMT

Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade lose endorsement deals after college admission scandal. “If the parents are well represented, it is reasonable to expect that possibly none will go to jail,” said former federal prosecutor Jacob Frenkel. “These are not the type of offences for which judges exercising their discretion would normally put people in jail,” he said.

Montrealer identified as alleged informant in U.S. college bribery scandal. The parents are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, a count that carries up to 20 years in prison, although defendants, especially first-time offenders, typically get far less than that.

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Source: Fox News

USC students who may be linked to college admissions scandal can't register for classes, get transcripts, school says

Today 08:05 GMT

The school said in a statement posted to Twitter that holds have been placed on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme, meaning that they can't register for classes or obtain their transcripts pending review of their cases.

Students at the University of Southern California who may be linked to the massive college bribery scheme will be limited in what they do next while their cases are under review, school officials said Monday.

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Source: Fox News

Lori Loughlin's Hallmark Channel co-stars say college admissions scandal put them in 'tough spot'

Today 08:05 GMT

At least two cast members from the Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” series have shared their appreciation for fans following Lori Loughlin’s firing from the show as a result of her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scandal. Paul Greene, who plays the character Carson Shepherd on the show, thanked fans via Twitter on Tuesday for their “amazing love and support through this tough spot.”

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Source: Global News

Montrealer identified as alleged informant in U.S. college bribery scandal

Today 00:34 GMT

READ MORE: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in alleged Ivy League college admissions scheme. Now a manager for a building maintenance company in Victoria, Margolese said he had heard about Tobin’s troubles with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to last week’s news about the college scandal that continues to grip the United States.

Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described Tuesday by those who knew him as someone who stood out for his athleticism and drive.

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Source: Common Domain

Monica Lewinsky: ‘Bill Clinton didn’t have to change his name’

Tuesday 03:19 GMT

Clinton at first denied and eventually admitted to an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky, who he called, “That woman, Ms. Lewinsky,” in a televised address.

“I’m going to walk into an office for an interview and the person’s going to be, like, ‘That person looks like Monica Lewinsky.’” Lewinsky told Oliver that putting a different name on her résumé would not have worked and only would have started a professional relationship out on a lie.

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Source: The Guradian

Canada's top civil servant resigns over role in growing Trudeau scandal

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

A central figure in the political crisis that continues to damage the prime minister, Justin Trudeau – has resigned his from post, following allegations of political bias from parliamentarians.

“Recent events have led me to conclude that I cannot serve as clerk of the privy council and secretary to cabinet during the upcoming election campaign,” he wrote in the letter, referring to the political scandal that has already cost the Trudeau government two cabinet ministers and adviser.

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Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Liberals will hope Tuesday’s budget deflects from SNC-Lavalin scandal

Tuesday 16:20 GMT

We won’t get the answer Tuesday, but in the days and weeks that follow, as the budget and the SNC-Lavalin scandal fight for space on the nation’s front pages.

According to Conservative committee member Pierre Polievre, “We’re concerned that because (Trudeau) is trying to drown out the SNC-Lavalin scandal, he will spray money in all directions in the hopes that Canadians will be distracted by the sights of their own money flying at them.”

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Source: The Guradian

Academic at centre of Cambridge Analytica scandal sues Facebook

Tuesday 16:20 GMT

The academic at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica scandal is suing Facebook for defamation over the social network’s claims that he lied about why he was harvesting personal data from profiles on the site.

Aleksandr Kogan, a former psychology researcher at the University of Cambridge, was the developer of a personality quiz app that paired individual psychological profiles with personal data scraped from the Facebook pages of quiz-takers and their online friends.

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Source: Fox News

Preening college admissions officers and entitled celebrities -- here’s why the whole scandal was inevitable

Monday 20:00 GMT

The celebrity college-admissions cheating scandal has two clear takeaways: an elite college degree has taken on wildly inflated importance in American society, and the sports-industrial complex enjoys wildly inflated power within universities.

The unquenchable desire of college admissions officers to engineer racial diversity led to a cheating scandal far more consequential than this one. Michael Landry and his wife ran a vaunted college prep school in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, that subjected its students to sadistic physical abuse and emotional humiliation, while inventing their college credentials out of whole cloth.

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Source: BBC

The scandal of the Amazon's clandestine flights

Tuesday 01:30 GMT

Officials seem to think it's more important to find minerals for the mining industry than missing indigenous people, he says.

Alexandre Guimarães, the Federal Prosecutor-General in the state of Amapá says the difficulty in finding PT-RDZ exposes a much more serious, long-standing government failure - the lack of air traffic control in the Amazon and other remote parts of Brazil, which disproportionately affects its indigenous population.


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