TVU Update: University President Indicted06 May 2011
The saga of Tri-Valley University (TVU) continues with the indictment of the university president, Dr. Susan Xiao-Ping Su. This indictment follows the highly-publicized Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid of TVU in January.
Multiple Count Indictment of Dr. Su
The May 2nd press release reveals that the indictment contains a reported 33 separate counts. The charges include: wire fraud, mail fraud, visa fraud, making false statements to a government agency, alien harboring, unauthorized access to a government computer, and money laundering. The maximum penalties for the individual charges range from 1 to 20 years imprisonment. The press release is available on the ICE WebSite. It is important to note that an indictment does not mean that Dr. Su has been found guilty, but simply that the matter now can proceed to a trial, where the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she is guilty of the charges listed against her in the indictments.
The indictment of Dr. Su furthers the legal problems related to her position as president of TVU. She previously was served with a civil complaint for forfeiture of properties, as explained in our February 11, 2011 news article, Allegations Against Tri-Valley University: Complaint for Forfeiture of Properties, available on MurthyDotCom. We will continue to report on matters related to TVU, including the ongoing difficulties faced by former TVU students.
[See our MurthyBlog entry, Washington: High-Level Meetings on Tri-Valley University Problem (17.Feb.2011), for more information. For background, you may also want to search Tri-Valley University on MurthyDotCom.]
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