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Tri-Valley University president convicted in visa fraud scheme

Original post made on Mar 25, 2014

The founder and president of an online university based in Pleasanton was taken into custody Monday after a federal court jury found her guilty of 35 counts for running a visa fraud scheme.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 10:40 AM

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Posted by Julia Pardini
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Deport her!

Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Julia is Ignorant
a resident of Danville
on Mar 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Julia Pardini from Alamo

Glad you don't ever waiver from your ignorant and racist comments. Where in the article does it say this woman was not a US Citizen. Why do you just assume she can be "deported"?

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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Disgusting human being.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Citizen or not she can escape prosecution by going back to her country of origin and never have to face a fine or jail time. This is not uncommon. I personally had a client who defrauded the bank they worked for (a Chinese bank in San Francisco)and fled FBI prosecution never to be found again. They had stolen thousands of dollars, and had real estate here in Bay Area that they let go into foreclosure. The rest of the money is in their socks and hidden in a foreign country. We won't deport this lady, we will spend millions in trying to prosecute and then she will escape before we deport her. She didn't steal $6 million cause she is a non risk taker!

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Mar 31, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I think it's funny that the headline refers to the conviction of a "University president", since it wasn't in any way an actual university... A better and more accurate headline would be that an operator of a fraudelent student-visa "mill" was convicted. Or, if that's too long, simply "Tri-Valley Scammer Convicted"....

The other part of the story is that some of the "students" were no doubt scammed. But others may have been willing participants. How many weeks of no classes would it take, before they realized that there was no actual university?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of another community
on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:05 am


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