Zhao family in US admissions scandal may have Singapore link

Prosecutors in the United States alleged that parents of Ms Zhao Yusi (above) had paid $8.8 million to college consultant William "Rick" Singer, the man at the centre of an international college admissions scandal.
Prosecutors in the United States alleged that parents of Ms Zhao Yusi (above) had paid $8.8 million to college consultant William "Rick" Singer, the man at the centre of an international college admissions scandal.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Tycoon father of Chinese student said to hold Singapore passport

The family that said it was duped into paying the largest-known sum in the ongoing Stanford admissions scandal may have ties to Singapore.

Prosecutors in the United States alleged that parents of Ms Zhao Yusi, who was admitted in March 2017, had paid US$6.5 million (S$8.8 million) to college consultant William "Rick" Singer, the man at the centre of an international college admissions scandal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline 'Zhao family in US admissions scandal may have S'pore link'. Print Edition | Subscribe