Former USC Admissions Official Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charge; Admitted to Falsifying Admissi

Former USC Admissions Official Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charge; Admitted to Falsifying Admission Packets For Chinese Students

6/15/20
By: CBS Local

A former USC admissions official pleaded guilty Monday to a federal fraud charge for the facilitating the college admission of unqualified foreign students.

Hiu Kit David Chong admitted in his April plea agreement that he falsified applicants’ admission packets with doctored college transcripts, phony letters of recommendation and fraudulent personal statements. The 36-year-old Arcadia man entered his plea by videoconference to a single wire fraud count, a felony carrying a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars.



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