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Mother says she was duped into $6.5 million payment that got daughter into Stanford

LOS ANGELES - The mother of a former Stanford student acknowledged Thursday that she paid $6.5 million to the man at the heart of the college admissions scandal, but said she was tricked into believing the seven-figure sum would go toward scholarships, university salaries and programs for needy students.

The woman now considers her daughter, Yusi Zhao, to be a victim of a scam perpetrated by Newport

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