Son denied seat in Harvard, Hong Kong couple sues consultant
BOSTON (AP) - A couple from Hong Kong has sued a US-based college admissions consultant for failing to get their two sons into an Ivy League university as he had allegedly promised.
Mr Gerald and Mrs Lily Chow say in their suit filed in US District Court in Boston that they gave Mr Mark Zimny more than S$2.5 million to get their sons into an elite American university, preferably Harvard.
Mr Zimny is a former Harvard professor who ran the education consultancy group IvyAdmit Consulting LLC.
The Boston Globe reports that the Chows say they gave the money to Mr Zimny, who said he had contacts at Harvard and would funnel donations from the Chows to elite colleges.