Everyone is aghast that rich people have bought their children entry into colleges. Why? Who among us is still so naive that they think anything is honest?
Perhaps those are the same trusting, dare I say gullible, people that send gift cards to a person that calls them on the phone and says, ‘You have been found guilty and have a fine. If you don’t send it – in some odd, unrecoverable form – we will send the police to lock you up.’
Rich people have always, and will always, get things that are inaccessible to normal people. They take it for granted that they are smarter and better suited to run things than common people. Their children, dumb or smart, are allowed to get a leg up on the rest of society. It is not something they ponder or agonize over: they simply assume that anything can be bought. Why should they think differently? There are plenty of crooks and poor people out there with their hands open for the bribes. When one of the rich assholes is actually caught, they never do hard time.
There will be a flurry of media attention about this matter, then it will subside and they will go back to getting access to things as they always have. Get used to it. And someday, if they let you, you may join them in the rich people places that you are not allowed in now.
And, as a side issue, over the years I have seen a lot of bank guards going in and out of banks from armored trucks and I have never seen a money bag with a big dollar sign on it.