Former Harvard undergraduate Damilare Sonoiki ’13 filed a lawsuit against the University Oct. 21 alleging that the College unfairly withheld and ultimately denied him his degree after three fellow students accused him of sexual assault.
Sonoiki was set to graduate in May 2013. Two days before Commencement, however, two women formally filed formal sexual misconduct complaints against him.
Sonoiki still spoke as the Harvard Orator on Class Day and walked at graduation. Still, he was denied a degree because he was involved in a pending investigation. Several days later, the third woman filed an additional complaint against Sonoiki.
On Nov. 19, 2013, the Administrative Board found Sonoki responsible for the accusations, required him to withdraw from the College, and recommended his dismissal to the Faculty Council, according to his legal complaint. On Dec. 10, 2014, the Council dismissed Sonoki. He never received his undergraduate degree.
….Federal prosecutors said Kendricks used tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Prosecutors said his co-defendant, Damilare Sonoiki, was paid $10,000 in kickbacks in the scheme from 2014-2015, as well as receiving perks such as tickets to Eagles games and tagging along to a music video shoot or nightclub appearances. https://nypost.com/2018/10/02/nfl-suspends-lb-indefinitely-after-insider-trading-guilty-plea/
His arrest comes after Goldman analyst Damilare Sonoiki pleaded guilty last year to giving nonpublic information about mergers to Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks in exchange for free tickets to games and $10,000 in cash. Sonoiki was sentenced to three years’ probation, and Kendricks’ sentencing is scheduled for December. https://nypost.com/2019/10/25/goldman-banking-chiefs-issue-memo-on-buffalo-wild-wings-insider-trading-arrest/