President of shuttered Tri-Valley University arrested – reported by the Contra Costa Times

PLEASANTON — The president of Tri-Valley University, which has been called a “sham” by federal prosecutors, was arrested Monday after being indicted on 33 counts in what authorities call a student visa fraud scheme.

Susan Xiao-Ping Su, 41, of Pleasanton, was arrested Monday morning in Pleasanton.

Su was indicted April 28 by a federal grand jury on counts of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, alien harboring and making false statements, among other violations.

According to the indictment, Su is accused of engaging in a two-year scheme to defraud the Department of Homeland Security by submitting fraudulent documents for Tri-Valley University’s applicants to admit foreign students on student visas in exchange for “tuition and fees.” Tuition was $2,700 a semester at the school, which operated for three years.

The indictment also says that Su engaged in multiple money laundering transactions totaling over $3.2 million using the proceeds derived from the visa fraud scheme.

“Today’s indictment alleges a visa fraud scheme through which the defendant accrued millions of dollars and took advantage of others’ eagerness to come to the United States,” U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said in a statement.

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