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US woman sentenced in exchange student scandal

US woman sentenced in exchange student scandal

A woman who placed foreign exchange students in filthy homes in northeastern Pennsylvania has been sentenced to probation on federal charges.
Seventy-year-old Edna Burgette was sentenced Thursday for mail fraud after pleading guilty in February to falsifying background-check paperwork related to the placement of teenagers from Norway, Colombia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Vietnam.
Burgette was fired from her job with the San Francisco-based Aspect Foundation in May 2009 after allegations surfaced that students were malnourished and living in homes with floors covered in dog feces.
Burgette was sentenced this month to three months in prison on state child endangerment charges. Her attorney says the jail time was later changed to house arrest.
Burgette says she took on more responsibility than she could handle.
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Updated : 2021-07-24 13:49 GMT+08:00