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fifteen chinese nationals have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which they paid impostors to take entrance exams including the s. a. t. and gained acceptance to elite american colleges and universities , julie edwards is covering the story for writers whenever there is a pool of about fifteen students and some of them were paying others to take the test for them , counterfeit passports so that the test taker appeared to be someone else , and with those test scores they will able to gain admissions into some very %HESITATION elites , institutions around the country these people fall between the ages of nineteen and twenty six i'm a college summit grad school i'm and they are now %HESITATION being arrested and and some and i had to answer to these charges we know that this went on from two thousand eleven to two thousand fifteen sets for years liz went unnoticed and test administrators were not able to see odd that the documents being presented to them that difficult shins were false in order to come to school and the united states as a foreign national you need a student visa and in order to get a student visa you need to be admitted by a college or university accredited in the united states so by falsely presenting information that led to their admissions is people are really skirting at the immigration process as well both the test takers and the people they claim to be are being charged with more indictments possible down the road , if convicted the defendants face a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison