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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-uncover-massive-college-entrance-exam-cheating-plot-n982136 Prosecutors said the scheme was masterminded by William Rick Singer, the founder of a for-profit college preparation business based in Newport Beach, California. Parents paid Singer between $15,000 and $75,000 per test for someone else to take the SAT or ACT exams in place of their college-aged sons or daughters, according to the court papers. Singer facilitated the cheating by advising students to seek "extended time on the exams, including by having their children purport to have learning disabilities in order to obtain medical documentation that ACT," the indictment says. Prosecutors said Singer used the cash to bribe two people who administered the exams — Igor Dvorsiky, of Los Angeles, and Lisa "Niki" Williams, of Houston. Dvorsiky and Williams, in exchange for receiving the payments, allowed Mark Riddell, a Florida man hired by Singer, to secretly take the tests or to replace the children’s answers with his own, according to the indictment. Riddell was paid roughly $10,000 per test, money that was often funneled through a charity account set up by Singer, the indictment says.
https://www.alternet.org/2019/03/why-would-you-lie-about-that-trump-is-telling-donors-the-tim-apple-flub-is-fake-news-despite-video-evidence/ Republican donors present at the RNC fundraiser with President Donald Trump confessed that they don’t understand why the president would lie about flubbing Apple CEO Tim Cook’s name. During a fundraiser where Trump ranted about Democrats hating Jews and made jokes about blackface, the president also announced that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple.” The president explained he said the name really quickly and said “Cook” very quietly, so no one could hear it, Axios reported. The video shows a different story. Presumably, even if Trump had said “Cook,” his lips would have moved. They did not. Two donors at the event told Axios they didn’t understand why Trump would lie about something so ridiculous, particularly when it was captured on video. “Nobody cared, they said, and Tim Cook took it in good humor by changing his Twitter profile to Tim Apple,” Axios reported. “I just thought, why would you lie about that,” on donors told Axios. “It doesn’t even matter!”