Diploma suit by Conn. hedge fund scammer dismissed

Hartford Courant – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a man convicted of running a hedge fund scam in Connecticut who claimed New York University owed him a diploma.

Hakan Yalincak (yal-in-SACK’), an NYU undergraduate, was sentenced in 2007 to 3 1/2 years in prison for persuading investors to pour millions into a nonexistent Greenwich-based hedge fund.

His lawsuit against NYU seeks to have F’s in biology and algebra raised to passing grades so he’ll have enough credits to graduate.

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