Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta asked a federal appeals court to overturn his insider-trading conviction, with his lawyer arguing that prosecutors shouldn’t have been allowed at his jury trial to use secretly wiretapped calls in which he wasn’t a participant.
The arrest of a former BlackRock Inc. fund manager may move the U.K. markets regulator from small-fry insider-trading cases to its first big fish after years of criticism for pursuing dentists and print-room workers.
Level Global Investors LP co-founder Anthony Chiasson was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for using illegal tips funneled to him from analysts and company insiders to make more than $68 million for his hedge fund.
An insider-trading lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge-fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, was put on hold by a federal judge in New York.
Former Diamondback Capital Management LLC fund manager Todd Newman was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for his role in an insider-trading scheme that used tips from technology company insiders to earn $72 million.
David Blech, the former biotechnology stock promoter who got probation for a 1998 fraud conviction, was sentenced to four years in prison for a similar crime by a judge who angrily rejected his plea for leniency.
Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved from a Boston hospital to the federal medical prison in Massachusetts where former hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam is serving an 11-year sentence for insider trading.