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Virtual Legality Episode 34

Indictment! The Unexpected Marriage of RICO, Fraud, and College Athletics

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2y Mar 12, 2019
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The world of college athletics, college admissions, and hallmark movies was rocked today, as the FBI revealed details of a months-long sting that uncovered the "desperate" lengths America's rich and famous go to for their children to attend the university of their choosing.

What happened, who's defrauding who, and what can we glean from an in-depth reading of the indictment?

What's RICO and how does it ensnare mobsters and overzealous parents alike?

And what's next for an NCAA continuously rocked by controversy, now that federal documentation (and millions of dollars) puts paid to the lie that "student-athletes" are just average members of the student body?

#CollegeAdmissions #Scandal #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in alleged college cheating scam"
CNN, March 12, 2019
(https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html)

Indictment, United States v Ernst et al
(https://www.justice.gov/file/1142881/download)

18 U.S. Code § 1962. Prohibited activities
(https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1962)

Article I, Section 8
US Constitution
(https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei#section8)

18 U.S. Code § 1961. Definitions
(https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1961#1)

"READ: The full indictment charging actors, CEOs and others in a nationwide college admission scheme"
CNN, March 12
(https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/indictment-college-admissions-scheme/index.html)


PODCAST VERSIONS AVAILABLE AT

Spotify: (https://open.spotify.com/show/3qsDhQ7h6BR2wLyNQYDWB4)

iTunes:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtual-legality/id1448785539?mt=2)

SoundCloud:
(https://soundcloud.com/user-510342404)

Google Play Music:
(https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/In3d7qersx72lvzehxo7gu6cd5u)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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On "Help Us Out Hoeg!" a regular segment on the Easy Allies Podcast (formerly GameTrailers)

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrxXp1reP8E353rZsB3jaA)

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