October 1, 2010 by USA Post
Cecilia Chang, The vice-president of suspension and dean of the University of St. John in New York has been charged with embezzlement and over 1 million and forcing students to do homework for her or risk losing their scholarships.
Cecilia Chang, 57, is accused of forced labor and bribery, as well as allegations of embezzlement earlier that resulted in the suspension of the university in January.
“Chang threatened the students and placed them in the fear that if they refused to make these personal, they would lose their scholarships and can not attend San Juan,” said FBI Special Agent Kenneth F. Hosey in an affidavit obtained by CNN.
According to the New York Daily News, the work of the students were forced to do included shoveling snow, babysitting, cleaning, cooking and driver.
A student also alleged that he asked Chang to take cash for the game.
According to Hosey, students and the university believes that students would be doing work – an average of 20 hours a week – would be connected to the Asian studies program.
Outside court Thursday, one of Chang’s lawyers said the allegations are completely false.
“The fact that this is still a crime is shocking,” the New York Times said outside court. “Cooking a meal does not seem at first sight as work-study, but wait until the trial. I’m not going to give the defense now.”
This is not the first time that Chang has been in trouble with the University of San Juan.
According to the district attorney’s office in Queen’s, which also faces 205 additional charges related to allegations of stealing more than $ 1 million and the University during his tenure as a fundraiser.
Among other things, the prosecution alleges he used university funds to pay tuition for his son, entertainment and luxury travel and cattle and 250,000 by the creation of a false non-profit agency and “unfairly led to the Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation believe they were donating money to the University of San Juan. ”
If convicted of all charges, Chang faces up to 25 years in prison.
His house, a seven bedrooms, five bathrooms in 4,800 square meters .- ft. mansion, currently listed for sale in the U.S. and 2.888 million.
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