Goldman Ex -Dir. Rajat Gupta To Be Charged for Rajaratnam Tips
Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta will surrender to the FBI tomorrow to face criminal charges related to Raj Rajaratnam. The charges are likely to pertain to allegations he gave Raj confidential information about Goldman Sachs, who then traded on the information:
Authorities said Mr. Gupta gave Mr. Rajaratnam advanced word of Warren E. Buffett’s $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs during the darkest days of the financial crisis in addition to other sensitive information affecting the company’s share price.
Gary Naftalis, Gupta's lawyer, says:
Gupta's lawyer Gary P. Naftalis said Tuesday night that his client and Rajaratnam communicated for "legitimate reasons." He said his client didn't trade in any securities, didn't tip Rajaratnam so he could trade and didn't share in any profits.
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