Rajat Gupta , the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director accused of passing tips to Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, will remain silent as his insider-trading trial enters its final week, his lawyer told the judge.
Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director, will probably testify next week at his insider-trading trial, his lawyer told the judge after the prosecution rested and the defense began presenting its case.
Rajat Gupta “abused” his role as a director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. by leaking secret tips to an associate, a prosecutor told the jury during closing arguments in Gupta’s insider-trading trial.
Rajat Gupta, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director accused of giving inside information to fund manager Raj Rajaratnam about that company and Procter & Gamble Co., may face additional allegations he passed tips, prosecutors said.
Rajat Gupta, who was a director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., “threw away his duties” to the company when he tipped hedge-fund co-founder Raj Rajaratnam to news that the bank would get a $5 billion investment, a prosecutor told jurors.
Lawyers for Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. director who has denied U.S. charges he leaked stock tips to Raj Rajaratnam, are investigating whether the hedge fund manager had a different inside source at the companies.
As a lawyer, Jed Rakoff once persuaded a judge to give probation to a client convicted at an insider-trading trial alongside former Wall Street Journal reporter R. Foster Winans. Now a federal judge himself, Rakoff must weigh Rajat Gupta’s similar request to stay out of prison.
John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, voted to convict.