Monday, October 19, 2009

And Everybody Pays...Wall Street Insider Trading Includes Bear Stearns Alumni + Transactions In Companies Like Google, AMD, Hilton and Sun.

8 Trades the Insiders Allegedly Made

by Michael Copeland

Monday, October 19, 2009
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The government's case against the Galleon crew includes transactions in companies like Google, AMD, Hilton and Sun.

The government's case in what it is calling the largest insider trading case involving a U.S. hedge fund contains a detailed list of trades involving household-name companies.

Investigators have pieced together a case that alleges more than $25 million in illegal gains based on trading in 2006-09 on companies including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Akamai (AKAM), Clearwire (CLWR), Google (GOOG), Hilton, Polycom (PLCM) and Sun Microsystems (JAVA), among others.

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Accused Inside Trader Is Bear Stearns Alumni

As the fraud trial of two former hedge-fund managers from Bear gets underway, the former head of their division gets arrested in the Galleon insider-trading scandal

By William D. Cohan, contributor

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- The $20 million insider-trading ring that the U.S. government alleges was masterminded by billionaire hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam also included two former Bear Stearns hedge-fund managers. According to two federal complaints, two of Rajaratnam's partners in the alleged crimes were Mark Kurland, of Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Danielle Chiesi of New York City. Both Kurland, 60, and Chiesi, 43, were arrested last week, along with Rajaratnam, and charged with insider trading. Bail for Kurland was set at $3 million and for Chiesi at $2 million (Rajaratnam's was set at $100 million).

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