To Gerald and Lily Chow, Mark Zimny must have seemed like the answer to a prayer: Please let my child get into Harvard University. He had worked as a Harvard professor. He ran a consultancy, IvyAdmit. And he had a plan to help the Chows’ two teenage sons boost their chances of admission at elite schools. The Chows gave him $2.2 million. Now they have sued for it back, alleging that Zimny lied and used their money for himself.
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