PITTSBURGH – Ten of 15 Chinese citizens indicted last month in an alleged test-taking conspiracy involving college entrance exams are set to be arraigned before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh.
The indictment unsealed last month says the suspects either took the tests on behalf of others or paid to have that done for them so they could obtain student visas.
The indictment says the alleged conspirators scammed tests run by Educational Testing Service and the College Board — such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT.
Federal prosecutors say some students paid up to $6,000 to have others take the tests. Some of the defendants are alleged test-takers, including 24-year-old Han Tong, of Pittsburgh, who allegedly flew to California to take the SAT for someone else.