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A federal jury will decide whether Mathew Martoma, the former hedge fund manager, cheated when he worked at SAC Capital Advisors, but there’s no denying he cheated when he falsified his grades at Harvard Law School.
In 1999, Martoma was expelled from Harvard for creating a false transcript when he applied for a clerkship with a federal judge, court papers unsealed Thursday showed. Martoma used a computer program to change several grades, and then sent the forged transcript to 23 judges.
Then, during a hearing to determine whether he should be expelled, Martoma tried to cover his tracks by creating a fake paper trail that included fabricated e-mails and a counterfeit report from a computer forensics firm that Martoma had created to help conceal his activities.