Of course they can be charged for violating U.S. law. But don't count on their being extradited. OTOH, the daughter's admission to Stanford has apparently been rescinded. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/college-admissions-scandal-mystery-solved-chinese-family-paid-6-5-n1000826So the parents from China that paid $6.5 million to get their kid into Stanford .... if they live in and are citizens of China, can they even be charged in this case if they never step foot in the US so they can be arrested and charged?
I wonder if the parents will have the chutzpah to ask for their money back.