- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A man charged with 20 others in a visa scheme involving a fake New Jersey college has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty.

Sanjeev Sukhija, of North Brunswick, broke down in tears Tuesday while apologizing for his part in the nationwide fraud case. He was sentenced to two years of probation after cooperating with investigators.

Federal agents created a fake university in 2013. The suspects allegedly were given cash for helping the purported students in the visa process.

Sukhija was accused of setting up a recruiting service to get students from India.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Arleo told Sukhija he shouldn’t dwell on his mistake and should be the best man that he can going forward.

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