Cecilia Chang's Embezzlement
In 2010, Chang was indicted on charges of embezzling about $1 million from St. John's University, and used that money to pay for a large variety of personal items and to bribe school officials.
Chang paid for expensive wines, groceries, and car repairs. The school's then-president Father Donald Harrington was gifted with approximately $13,000 worth of expensive suits from the best tailors in Hong Kong. The chief of staff Rob Wile’s $8,474 trip to Turks and Caicos was also paid for by the school, along with other miscellaneous expenses like a $953 restaurant visit and a $2,367 shopping spree at Lanvin.
Chang stood in her own defense at a trial, which ended disastrously. On the same day after she took the stand to defend herself, she committed suicide at home, leaving multiple suicide notes for her son, the judge, and the jury.
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