Susan Xiao-Ping Su, the founder and President of Tri-Valley University in California received a sentence of 16 years in federal prison and was ordered to forfeit $5.6 million and pay $900,000 in restitution. Su founded Tri-Valley University in 2008. In the following year, Tri-Valley University received authorization from the US Department of Homeland Security, through the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue Forms I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status, which allows the enrollment of foreign students. In 2010, SEVP withdrew the university's eligibility for issuance of the Form I-20 citing various failures, such as not requiring students to attend classes and improperly reporting changes in the SEVP's web-based database, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). A year later, DHS raided Su's home and she was charged with running the University as an immigration scam, where students received grades and immigration-documents in exchange for "tuition" fees. A DHS investigator claimed in the media that many of the students knew of the scam and willingly participated. During the trial, Tri-Valley University employees testified that Su asked the staff to falsify transcripts and that even though many students did not attend classes they were issued grades nonetheless. After the University closed its doors the majority of the students voluntarily left the United States, but many sought to change their enrollment to another academic institutions. Other academic institutions of higher education are also facing the same issues, such as Jerry Wang, the CEO of Hergual University and the University of East-West Medicine whose trial will commence next month.