Sons' Harvard rejection: Parents sue an admissions consultant
After their sons were rejected from Harvard, angry parents sued a US-based college admissions consultant for promising to get their two sons into the school and failing.
Gerald and Lily Chow say in their suit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston that they gave Mark Zimny more than $2 million to get their¬†sons¬†into an elite American university, preferably¬†Harvard.
Zimny is a former¬†Harvard¬†professor who ran the education consultancy group IvyAdmit Consulting LLC.
The Boston Globe reports that the Chows say they gave $2.2 million to Zimny, who said he had contacts at¬†Harvard¬†and would funnel donations from the Chows to elite colleges.
They charge Zimny with fraud and breach of contract. They want their money back.
Zimny denied the allegations in court papers.