Another parent charged in college admissions scandal

Another parent has been charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 1:06 PM

BOSTON (AP) - Another parent has been charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal.

Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Xiaoning Sui, of Surrey, British Columbia, was arrested in Spain Monday on a charge of fraud and conspiracy.

Sui is accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit in 2018.

Prosecutors say Sui paid an admissions consultant to fabricate documents portraying her son as a top player on two soccer clubs in Canada. Authorities say her son was admitted to UCLA and was awarded a 25% scholarship.

It is unclear whether her son still attends the school, why she was not part of the original 51 people charged in the scheme and if Siu has an attorney.

Prosecutors say she is being detained in Spain while they seek her extradition to Boston.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 376208

Reported Deaths: 30236
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20594021782
Nassau407972132
Suffolk402391918
Westchester338541389
Rockland13297655
Orange10484444
Erie6359549
Dutchess3984142
Monroe3117230
Onondaga2329149
Albany1941112
Ulster171177
Sullivan140931
Putnam127060
Niagara109970
Oneida107758
Schenectady70630
Broome60552
Rensselaer49728
Saratoga49614
Columbia41134
Madison32315
Warren25628
Orleans24741
Steuben24641
Greene24218
Washington24013
Fulton21924
Ontario2199
St. Lawrence2072
Genesee2055
Tompkins1670
Chemung1372
Tioga13422
Chenango1335
Wayne1223
Livingston1217
Herkimer1153
Oswego1123
Cayuga982
Clinton974
Chautauqua974
Montgomery964
Cattaraugus925
Wyoming885
Delaware844
Jefferson750
Otsego735
Seneca610
Schoharie510
Allegany510
Cortland410
Yates396
Essex380
Franklin230
Lewis200
Schuyler120
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
Utica
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
Oneonta
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Herkimer
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Thendara
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 70°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
Apply to Go the Distance 2020
23 courses for only $79.99