The problems continue to mount for earlier this month for former St. John’s University dean, Cecilia Chang. Earlier this month, Chang was accused of embezzling over $1 million in donations from the college. Now the FBI is also alleging that she essentially used students as slave laborers around her house.
Chang, 57, is accused of forcing students on scholarship to do her laundry, clean her house, cook, and serve as chauffeurs. The arrest warrant states “Chang threatened the students and placed them in fear that if they refused to perform these personal services they would lose their scholarships and be unable to attend St. John’s.” The warrant alleges that she had four students working seven days a week and used students to shovel snow, take out garbage and other tasks.
Notably, Chang’s son is also cited for poor treatment the students — allegedly yelling and cursing at them for shoddy work or cooking.
Not only did Chang allegedly have students drive her to places like the Salon but allegedly had a student bring cash to her during a gambling trip to Atlantic City.
Source: New York Post