The Fall of an Academic Cyberbully

Raphael H. Golb's apartment, located on a quiet, tree-canopied lower Manhattan street, one block from the New York University campus, does not evoke a traditional den of thieves. Nor does Mr. Golb — a real-estate lawyer with a doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard and no history of civil or professional impropriety — fit the profile of a traditional criminal.

But the crimes of which he is accused are far from traditional.

On March 5, the New