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Galleon Founder Slapped With $92.8M Civil Penalty

Convicted insider trader hit with record SEC fine

(Newser) - Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam has broken another record. The former billionaire, who received the longest-ever prison sentence for insider trading last month, has been ordered to pay the largest-ever Securities and Exchange Commission civil penalty for insider trading, reports the New York Times . The $92.8 million... More »

Ex-Goldman Exec Charged With Fraud

Rajat Gupta accused of leaking info to Galleon director

(Newser) - Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta surrendered to federal authorities today to face charges related to insider trading, the AP reports. Gupta appeared in Manhattan federal court and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and five counts of securities fraud. The longtime McKinsey & Company... More »

Galleon's Rajaratnam Charged in Fraud Case

Alleged inside-trader accused of conspiracy, securities fraud

(Newser) - Raj Rajaratnam was charged with five counts of conspiracy and six counts of securities fraud today, the first criminal charges related to allegations of insider trading at his Galleon group hedge fund. Danielle Chiesi, who prosecutors say was one of Rajaratnam's illicit collaborators, was hit with three counts of conspiracy... More »

14 Charged as Galleon Insider Trading Case Widens

Feds finger Rajaratnam associates, lawyer

(Newser) - Two former Galleon Group employees and a Ropes & Gray lawyer were among 14 people charged today in the expanding insider trading case surrounding the hedge fund founded by Raj Rajaratnam, who was busted last month. The traders and lawyers snuck around, communicating in code over throwaway cellphones, but had... More »

Feds Missed Galleon Warning Signs

JPMorgan warned that fund dealt in 'grey areas'

(Newser) - The government says its star witness, Roomy Khan, was the first person to pass inside info to Galleon Group honcho Raj Rajaratnam, and went on to become a central part in his operation. Which is awkward, because Khan was prosecuted in 2000 for passing insider information to someone at Galleon—... More »

Feds: NY Hedge Fund Boss Funded Terror

Donations were funneled to Tamil Tigers

(Newser) - A hedge-fund manager busted for insider trading has been contributing money to a Sri Lankan terrorist group, according to FBI agents. Raj Rajaratnam came under scrutiny in a federal probe into the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, a charity which was charged with funneling money to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam,... More »

Look Out, Wall Street: Feds Using Wiretaps Now

Insider trading case against Galleon is first to use the tactic

(Newser) - The bad boys of Wall Street better watch their mouths. Federal prosecutors used wiretaps to make their case against hedge fund giant Raj Rajaratnam this week, and they plan to use them again in similar investigations. Wiretaps may be common when going after the mafia, say, or terrorists, but their... More »

Hedge Fund Founder Nabbed for Insider Trading

Raj Rajaratnam's $3B Galleon Group trades tech stocks

(Newser) - The founder of a $3 billion hedge fund and two other financial executives have been charged with insider trading, the Business Insider reports. Raj Rajaratnam, whose Galleon Group focuses on high tech stocks, was charged with conspiracy and fraud related to trades of Hilton and Google stock, among others. Execs... More »

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