Fraudster Can't Force NYU To Grant Degree: Judge

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 2:31 PM EDT) -- A former New York University undergraduate who wooed the university with a $1.25 million donation before being locked up on fraud charges has failed in a court bid to force the school to award him a degree.

Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut dismissed Hakan Yalincak's suit against the school in an order filed Thursday.

Yalincak filed his suit against NYU pro se in 2008, while incarcerated in a federal prison for soliciting $7 million in investments for...
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