An FBI agent testifying in the insider-trading trial of former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta said his alleged tips helped Raj Rajaratnam's Galleon Group make $13 million in profit and avoid $3.8 million in losses.
NEW YORK: Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta failed to persuade a US judge to overturn his insider trading conviction for passing tips about the bank's financial results and a crucial investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan on Thursday rejected Gupta's argument that his tips to Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam were not illegal because his longtime friend gave him nothing valuable in return.
Billionaire hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, one of the most high-profile and controversial Wall Street figures of the last decade, has been implicated in what federal officials are calling “the largest insider trading case ever charged by the SEC,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
The trial of the biggest suspect in a big US crackdown on Wall Street insider trading, former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, started Monday in New York.Gupta, 63, could face a double-digit prison sentence if convicted in a probe that last year saw his friend, hedge fund magnate Raj Rajaratnam, sentenced to 11 years for insider trading.Gupta is in part accused of passing hugely sensitive -- and lucrative -- insider information about Goldman Sachs to Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group.
Rajat Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs board member accused of insider trading, could face a 25-year sentence if convicted of sharing confidential Goldman information with Galleon Group's Raj Rajaratnam.Rajat Gupta, a formerGoldman Sachs Group Inc.board member accused of insider trading, won't testify this week in his own defense, his lawyer said.