A home that once belonged to Peter Brand in Needham, Massachusetts. Photo: The Boston Globe via AP

Tech tycoon Jie Zhao denies buying Harvard coach’s house for nearly double its value to help his son gain admission

  • Chinese-born Jie Zhao says he paid about US$1 million for the US$549,000 Boston-area home because he felt ‘sorry’ for fencing coach Peter Brand
  • Zhao never lived in the home and sold it for a steep loss 17 months later, after his son had been admitted to Harvard as a member of Brand’s team
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A home that once belonged to Peter Brand in Needham, Massachusetts. Photo: The Boston Globe via AP
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