Hiu Kit David Chong, an assistant director in USC’s Office of Graduate Admissions from 2008 to 2016, plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in an agreement signed last month that was unsealed Wednesday.
He helped graduate students from China gain admittance by submitting doctored transcripts, fraudulent letters of recommendation and phony personal statements.
Chong admitted three students and was paid $8,000-10,000 per student.
MY REACTION: This is pretty small potatoes but shows there was a lot of fraud going on regarding admissions. Just remember the donors who had kids admitted that were giving USC six figures, and I’m not talking about those related to the Varsity Blues scandal. I’m talking about those secret lists kept in the admissions office.