Chinese woman who paid $6.5M after her daughter got into Stanford says she did it to help others

(CNN)The mother of a Chinese student who was admitted to Stanford University said the family gave $6.5 million to the man at the center of a massive college admissions scandal — but as a donation to help others. After her daughter got into Stanford, the statement said, Singer asked her for a donation to the university through his foundation. Singer told her the donation was “for the salaries of academic staff, scholarships, athletics programs and helping those students who otherwise will not be able to afford to attend Stanford,” Zhao said. Mother says she fell victim to the scam While Singer’s company provided “educational advisory services,” she said, it did not guarantee admission into any school. Her daughter has a …