The feds are looking into the sale of the Harvard fencing coach’s house

Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand. –Jason Miller/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

A federal grand jury is investigating the Harvard fencing coach’s sale of his Needham house to a wealthy Maryland businessman whose teenage son was eyeing admission to the prestigious university.

The US attorney’s office for Massachusetts sent a subpoena in April to the Needham Board of Assessors, ordering the town to turn over years of documents and records relating to the valuation of the property.

The subpoena, which the Globe reviewed this week, was sent by Assistant US Attorney Eric S. Rosen, the lead prosecutor in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities, wealthy investors, and college coaches and consultants.


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