Galleon Group Loss

Galleon Group Loss

Crime Doesn't Pay? Manager Lost Money on Inside Tip

A government witness in the insider trading case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam has alleged that Mr. Rajaratam took a loss, even with an inside tip. According to accounts from the trial, he made a big bet in 2008 based on inside information but later was said to have "lost quite a bit."
A government witness has testified that a high-flying hedge fund manager took a loss on a big trade in 2008 even though he had an inside tip.

Jurors heard Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam (rah-juh-RUHT'-nuhm) on tape Tuesday at his insider trading trial. He told one of his employees that he "had a big bet" on a then-secret multibillion-dollar deal that was to be announced the next day.

He had learned about the deal from Anil Kumar, a financial consultant he is accused of paying for tips.

Kumar said the deal went through just as the market was crashing in 2008. Afterward, Kumar said Rajaratman told him "he lost quite a bit."  Source

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