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ford University in California, Singer focused on the school’s sailing program, even though the girl had no experience in the sport.
She was admitted to Stanford in 2017, but was not recruited to the sailing program.
A few weeks after their daughter’s admission, the Zhaos paid $6.5 million to Singer, who a
ppears to have kept the bulk of the money for himself. Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer rec
eived only $500,000 in connection with Zhao Yusi’s admission. He has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Stanford spokesman Ernest Miranda said that a student’s admission was rescinded last month because of false
material in the application, but did not confirm the student’s identity, citing the “federal student privacy law”.
According to The Stanford Daily, the school’s independent newspaper, Zhao Yusi move
d out of her campus residence on March 30, three days before the university confirmed her expulsion.
The second-highest known payment, of $1.2 million, was also made by a Chinese family. She
rry Guo’s parents paid Singer this amount after their daughter was admitted to Yale University in late 2017.