- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Chinese woman who admitted to conspiring to have other women take college admissions examinations so she could attend Virginia Tech has been sentenced to six months of home detention.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1SufZob ) the sentence was handed down against 22-year-old Yue Zou on Tuesday in Pittsburgh federal court. She pleaded guilty in October to participating in a conspiracy that had people in China make phony passports for two women who took tests while pretending to be Zou.

Court documents indicate that Virginia Tech has expelled Zou and immigration officials have notified her that she’ll face deportation proceedings.

She was one of 15 people indicted in the conspiracy. At least two others have pleaded guilty or been convicted in the conspiracy.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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