SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California pastor has been indicted on charges of helping foreigners fraudulently obtain student visas for a university where some say they never attended class.
The U.S. attorney's office says a federal grand jury indicted Samuel Chai Cho Oh in Santa Ana on Wednesday on 10 counts of visa fraud and two counts of engaging in monetary transactions with criminally derived funds.
Authorities say Oh helped obtain visas for students who never took classes at California Union University in Fullerton, which he owns. They say he charged students $600 to $10,000 over the last decade to file paperwork on their behalf.
Oh is to be arraigned Jan. 19. His attorney says Oh client is not guilty.