Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chinese missile blows away Indian battalion

Susan Su, the chinese missile has destroyed the careers and future of a few hundred (rich? clueless???) Indians. Plus a bit of slavery and perjury thrown in.

A silver lining of justice colored the dark clouds when the Kalpana (Iron Dome) Anti-Missile weapon was eventually unleashed.


Since public memory is very short people will soon forget this tragedy and (not) hopefully a new set of victims will be sacrificed at the altar of greed and corruption (all parties involved).

If there  was a hero it was Indian-American attorney Kalpana Peddibhotla who fought dilligently on behalf of the students and even persuaded US immigration to remove ankle-bracelets (aka dog-chains) from people who may be innocent victims.
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Immigration attorney Kalpana Peddibhotla, who handled the cases of several former Tri-Valley students, told India-West after the verdict was announced: “Today’s verdict against Susan Su is an important day of closure for the hundreds of international students that were duped by her and wasted countless dollars and time as a result of her fraudulent school, Tri-Valley University.” 



“This trial substantiates that students were also victims of her fraud and that they deserve justice. While I am happy about today’s verdict, I still have concerns about how our government regulated TVU in the first place,” said Peddibotla.


“Susan Su’s intentional fraud, coupled with the lack of early government intervention and oversight, has permanently impacted the personal lives and careers of many former TVU students,” added the Indian American attorney, who – shortly after the ICE raid – persuaded the U.S. government to remove the ankle bracelets that were shackling detained Tri-Valley students. 


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The founder of California-based Tri-Valley University in the US, who destroyed the academic careers of several hundred Indian students, has been convicted on 31 counts including visa fraud by a federal grand jury.

Susan Xiao-Ping Su's sentencing is scheduled for June 20. The guilty verdict followed a three-week jury trial before the Jon S Tigar, US District Court Judge in San Francisco.

Through her illegal operations involving visa fraud and wire transfers Su made over $5.9 million through her operation of Tri-Valley University (TVU), prosecutors said.

About 90 per cent of TVU's students were from India. She engaged in seven money laundering transactions using proceeds to purchase commercial real estate, a Mercedes Benz car, and multiple residences, including a mansion on the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, California each in her name.

The investigation began in May, 2010 following a tip to federal investigators pertaining to irregularities at TVU.

Su was indicted by a federal grand jury in November, 2011. She was charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit visa fraud, visa fraud, use of a false document, false statements to a government agency, alien harbouring, unauthorised access to government computers, and money laundering.

Evidence at trial showed that Su, 43, engaged in a two-year scheme to defraud the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by submitting fraudulent documents in support of TVU's petition for approval to admit foreign students and, after having obtained such approval, fraudulently issued visa-related documents to student aliens in exchange for "tuition and fees".

In her petition, Su made material false representations to DHS regarding TVU's admission requirements, graduation requirements, administrators, instructors, class transferability, and agreed to comply with federal regulations.

Three purported TVU professors testified that they never authorised Su to use their credentials in connection with the university. Multiple TVU employees testified that the university had no requirements for admission or graduation, and that Su routinely instructed her staff to fabricate fraudulent transcripts.

In carrying out the scheme, Su made additional false representations to DHS through TVU's use of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which the US government uses, in part, to monitor the F-1 student visa programme, the Justice Department said.

Through her false representations, Su was able to unlawfully obtain and issue F-1 visa-related documents without regard to the students' academic qualifications or intent to pursue a course of study required to maintain a lawful immigration status.

Su admitted and maintained student aliens in exchange for tuition and other payments, the justice department said.

The jury also convicted Su of harbouring two TVU student employees to assist her in making the false representations to SEVIS. One of the harboured student employees testified that Su asked him to paint her house and to move furniture. 


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Immigration attorney Kalpana Peddibhotla, who handled the cases of several former Tri-Valley students, told India-West after the verdict was announced: “Today’s verdict against Susan Su is an important day of closure for the hundreds of international students that were duped by her and wasted countless dollars and time as a result of her fraudulent school, Tri-Valley University.”
“This trial substantiates that students were also victims of her fraud and that they deserve justice. While I am happy about today’s verdict, I still have concerns about how our government regulated TVU in the first place,” said Peddibotla.
“Susan Su’s intentional fraud, coupled with the lack of early government intervention and oversight, has permanently impacted the personal lives and careers of many former TVU students,” added the Indian American attorney, who – shortly after the ICE raid – persuaded the U.S. government to remove the ankle bracelets that were shackling detained Tri-Valley students.
“While some certainly have been able to move forward, pursue their education and careers, others I have known and represented have had to return back to India after spending years trying to come out from under the TVU closure,” Peddibhotla told India-West.

Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/17850-tri-valley-univ-founder-convicted-of-multiple-counts-of-visa-fraud.html#Sd6uYeBpWYLMVfWO.99...
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