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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:55 PM

The bizarre story of the L.A. dad who exposed the college admissions scandal

Morrie Tobin was in Boston to cut the deal of his life.

It was early April last year. A few weeks before, federal agents had descended on the multimillion-dollar home Tobin shares with his wife and some of their six children in Hancock Park, a moneyed Los Angeles enclave.

Warrant in hand, the agents searched the French chateau-style mansion for financial records and other evidence to nail Tobin, the suspected ringleader of a stock scam that defrauded investors of millions of dollars.

The raid imploded Tobinís very comfortable life. Faced with the prospect of years in prison and a seven-figure fine, the businessman flew to Boston to meet with the federal prosecutors handling the case. He was looking for mercy.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-morrie-tobin-college-admissions-scandal-20190331-story.html

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Reply The bizarre story of the L.A. dad who exposed the college admissions scandal (Original post)
Zorro Mar 2019 OP
empedocles Mar 2019 #1
ret5hd Mar 2019 #2
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #4
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 04:35 PM

1. Keep hoping here that significant pols, corp execs, etc. will cut and run like Tobin,

against the trump gang. [Some more probably already have, but I would like a stampede of flippers].

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 04:42 PM

2. I don't see what's "bizarre" about a thief snitching when he gets caught.

Happens every day.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:37 AM

4. +1000

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:52 PM

3. My goodness, I know that there's no honor among thieves

but this man take his own kids down with him without prosecutors even knowing anything of this college scheme just for more leniency. Despicable human.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 09:59 AM

5. Interesting. "The more [they] practice to deceive..."

https://www.enotes.com/topics/marmion/quotes/oh-what-tangled-web-we-weave-when-first-we

By Sir Walter Scott

"Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive"
Context: Marmion is a long romantic poem which tells the story of Lord Marmion of Fontenaye. The second such poem Scott offered to the public, it achieved considerable popularity but was somewhat less successful than its predecessor, The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

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