The Curious Case Of A Scholar Who Didn’t Exist

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Alexi Indris-Santana was a brilliant mind who overcame hardships as a cowboy, excelled at Princeton, and captured the hearts of many. But there was one problem: he didn’t exist. Santana was actually James Arthur Hogue, a grifter who had a penchant for stealing and misrepresenting himself. Had he not been caught, he may have graduated from Princeton with flying colours because he was truly skilled. He likely felt the need to lie because the elite college wouldn’t have accepted him because of his past despite his exceptional test results. Read full article here

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