B.C. woman charged in connection with USA college admissions scandal

B.C. woman charged in connection with USA college admissions scandal

Add College Admissions Scandal as an interest to stay up to date on the latest College Admissions Scandal news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Sui allegedly wired the first instalment of $100,000 U.S. to a bank account in MA after giving her son's transcripts to Singer between August and October 2018, along with photos of her son playing tennis.

Xiaoning Sui, 48, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Federal prosecutors say Sui sought to get her son into UCLA as a bogus soccer recruit. She's accused of paying $400,000 in exchange for her son's admission to UCLA as a fake soccer recruit in 2018.

Singer worked with Laura Janke, a former assistant soccer coach at USC, to fabricate an athletic profile depicting Sui's son as a top player on two private soccer clubs in Canada, prosecutors said.

Janke and Singer have both pleaded guilty to charges related to the scam, which enraged the public and sparked heated debates about the often intractable class divide in higher education.

Spanish authorities arrested a Canadian mother on charges that she helped her son get into the University of California at Los Angeles by making him out to be a soccer recruit. "Singer further explained that the $100,000 would be paid to 'the UCLA men's soccer coach directly.' The translator translated what Singer said into Chinese, telling SUI: 'Your son is admitted to this school through UCLA's soccer team". Court documents show Sui's indictment was filed in March but remained under seal until Tuesday. In February, Sui wired $300,000 to Singer's sham charity to complete the deal, the indictment states. The couple pleaded guilty earlier this year and admitted their daughter didn't play soccer. He has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering. Huffman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 days in jail, beginning on October 25, one year of probation, a US$30,000 fine and community service, while Loughlin rejected a plea deal last spring and pleaded not guilty.

Other parents also netted in the college scandal include TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

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