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The Chinese family that made the biggest payment to the bank The ringleader of the college admission scandal said on Thursday that they had been cheated and paid Of $ 6.5 million, in fact, it was only weeks after the young woman's admission to Stanford University.
The student's mother, Yusi Zhao, has not been charged. In a statement released by the family's lawyer, Zhao's mother, who is referred to as "Ms. Zhao," said on March 31
The statement states that William Rick Singer of Newport Beach, California, whom the Zhao family asked for advice on joining prestigious US universities, was taken by surprise by Yusi Zhao's assumption. Only later did Singer ask Ms. Zhao to make a donation to Stanford through his foundation.
The $ 6.5 million payment was made on April 21, 2017 in the belief that it would be passed to Stanford as a donation said the statement.
"The donation is in the same way as the many affluent parents have openly done at reputable universities," the statement said.
Stanford said Wednesday there have been no donations receiving money.
The 58-year-old singer pleaded guilty to four crimes in March and collaborated with investigators.
Approximately 50 other people, including the actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, are related to the settlement under federal prosecutor's office. Singer has admitted having requested large donations from wealthy people to increase their children's chances at universities such as Stanford, Yale and Georgetown.
Huffman and 13 other defendants are expected to do so, according to the Department of Justice. Loughlin and her husband did not plead guilty.
The alleged fraud centered on portraying students as athletes recruited for a sport, regardless of their athletic ability, and helping potential students to cheat college entrance exams, according to the indictment
"Da As the matters concerning Mr. Singer and his foundation have been widely reported, Ms. Zhao has realized that she has been misled, her generosity has been exploited, and her daughter has fallen victim to fraud. "According to the statement.
"Both Ms. Zhao and Yusi are shocked and deeply disturbed by what happened," it says.