How Every Kid Involved In The College Bribery Scandal Has Responded So Far

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"After the scandal broke, Malcolm Abbott, a rapper who goes by “Billa” spoke about his parents’ involvement in the scandal. His parents were accused of paying $125,000 to change his sister’s ACT and SAT scores.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Malcolm was caught by the New York Post smoking a blunt outside his parents Upper East Side apartment on Park Avenue.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“They’re blowing this whole thing out of proportion,” he told the Post. “I believe everyone has a right to go to college, man.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"Jack Buckingham","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Jack Buckingham’s mom, Jane, was indicted for paying $50,000 in bribes to have someone take the ACT for her son. Jack was unaware that his mom paid for someone to cheat for him.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The original cheating plan was Jane paid a proctor to change Jack’s answers after he turned in the test so he wouldn’t be privy to the cheating. But then he contracted Bronchitis and couldn’t travel to take the test. Jane then paid for someone to just take the test on his behalf and lied to her son and told him a practice ACT he was taking at home was the real test.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"He is the only kid directly involved in the scam to released an apologetic statement.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“I have been advised not to speak on the matter at hand but what I will say is this,” he said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “I know there are millions of kids out there both wealthy and less fortunate who grind their ass off just to have a shot at the college of their dreams. I am upset that I was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others and advantage over those who truly deserve those spots.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"He continued, “For that I am sorry though I know my word does not mean much to many people at the moment. While the situation I am going through is not a pleasant one, I take comfort in the fact that this might help finally cut down on money and wealth being such a heavy factor in college admissions. Instead, I hope colleges may prioritize [looking at] an applicants’ character, intellect and other qualities over everything else.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“It was probably not a smart idea to say anything but I needed to get that off my chest,” he concluded.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"Lilia Buckingham","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Lilia is Jane’s other child and Jack’s sister. She wasn’t involved in the scam. She is wildly popular on social media. After the news broke that he mom was invovled she set her Instagram to private.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"She broke her silence and thanks her fans for their support.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'The college admissions bribery scandal dubbed Operation Varsity Blues has everyone shook. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were the biggest names caught up in the scandal.'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname +; var base_url = '/2019/03/21/how-every-kid-involved-in-the-college-bribery-scandal-has-responded-so-far/'; var next_gallery = '/2016/12/23/ex-brings-erotic-photos-to-exs-wedding-details-photos/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "How Every Kid Involved In The College Bribery Scandal Has Responded So Far"; var path = base_url