trying to catch up wrote:
3. Still not sure what to think about when Michael joined the scam or why. According to the skins website, one of Michael's primary duties was data. The data is so convoluted and duplicate and slapdash and missing gaps that he had to know from early on. It wasn't just done while Michael slept. Maybe he thought, "It's for charity so it's close enough, and nobody will ever care or know." Or maybe he thought, Frank G's record was not really legit so it really didn't matter. (I'm sure RY had at least googled Frank G's record and possibly read the book "46 Days.")
IMO the reason that Michael, Dustin and Robert are all motivated to ignore, condone or perform the cheating is quite simple and the same for each individual. MONEY!
Because Michael worked for Skins he believed he could bring home the big company win $$$$ by having a relative nobody turn into a media story in New York City. You cant buy that type of advertisement. Whether he new that it wasn't happening without cheating going into the event or learned after the first instance of cheating is up for debate. But ever single person had a financial reason to cheat.