Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Director Rajat Gupta, convicted of insider trading in a scheme masterminded by hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, joined his co-conspirator in a Massachusetts federal prison to begin serving a two-year sentence.
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.
Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director convicted in a 2012 insider trading scheme tied to the Galleon Group LLC hedge fund, agreed to surrender to prison authorities on June 17 to begin a two-year sentence, a federal judge in Manhattan said.
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.