The father of the Chinese Yale student, who paid $1.2 million in bribes to get his daughter into the Ivy League school, has been identified.
Guo Hulin is a rich businessman from Inner Mongolia. He is wanted by Chinese authorities, along with his brother, on corruption charges. Guo resides in an upscale neighborhood in California, but he could now be living in the United States illegally as his visa recently expired.
A Yale Student
After the U.S. college admissions scandal was revealed to the public, the bribery cases mentioned in the court document of college consultant William “Rick” Singer—the central figure in the scandal—were the main focus.
On April 26, Wall Street Journal first reported that one of the students whom Singer facilitated to enter Yale is Sherry Guo Jiaxin, a Chinese national.
The court document alleged that Singer received $1.2 million from Sherry’s family, and teamed up with the head coach of the Yale women’s soccer team. They then sent Sherry to Yale in January 2018 as a recruit for the soccer team, despite the fact the coach knew that Sherry did not play competitive soccer.
When the scandal broke, Sherry dropped out of Yale.
Sherry and her family moved to southern California from China in 2014, and attended JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano.
Wanted by Chinese Authorities
U.S.-Chinese newspaper World Journal first reported that Sherry’s father is Guo Hulin, a rich businessman who is wanted by the Chinese regime, along with his older brother, Wang Huyun.
On March 28, China’s Ministry of Public Security issued a warrant for the arrest of Guo and Wang and offered a reward of 200,000 yuan ($29,000) for the two suspects.