College Chief Gets Prison for Fraudulent Visas

September 17, 2015

A college leader accused of participating in a scheme to commit student visa fraud has been sentenced to a year in prison for submitting false documents to the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced. Jerry Wang, the chief executive officer of Herguan University, pleaded guilty to document fraud in April.

“Jerry Wang has admitted submitting over 100 fraudulent documents to the government in an effort to circumvent the rules applying to international students,” Acting U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch said in a statement. “In doing so, he has imperiled the programs that allow international students to visit the United States in order to engage in valuable educational exchanges.”

In addition to the prison sentence, Wang must pay $700,000 in fines.

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