How Madoff probe uncovered a hedge-fund scam led by ex-MIT professor

A former associate dean from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology school and his son, a Harvard Business School graduate have been caught running a hedge fund scam, say authorities looking at Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Gabriel Bitran, a professor and associate dean at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and his son, Marco, a money manager, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with their hedge fund businesses, by Boston prosecutors. The father and son are facing up to five years in prison. More on MarketWatch here.

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