NY judge rejects request by Rajaratnam to reverse insider trading conviction

A New York judge has rejected a request by lawyers for a one-time billionaire convicted in an insider trading case to reverse the jury verdict. Judge Richard Holwell ruled Tuesday that evidence supported the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam. Rajaratnam founded the Galleon Group of hedge funds before becoming embroiled in what prosecutors called the biggest hedge fund insider trading case in U.S. history. The probe marked the first extensive use of wiretaps in an insider trading case.

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