Chinese Mother Sentenced in College Admissions Scandal

Posted on May 19, 2020 4:03 pm

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A Chinese woman who lives in Canada was sentenced Tuesday for bribing a fixer to get her son admitted to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as a soccer recruit.

Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to five months’ time served during a videoconference hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock.

She was ordered to pay a fine of $250,000 in addition to forfeiting the $400,000 she paid to admissions counselor William “Rick” Singer of California to gain her son entry to UCLA, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sui is among dozens of rich