SAC Trial Seen by Probe Convict as Latest Abusive Tactic – Businessweek

James Fleishman knows what that’s like.

He faced the same potential doom, and like Martoma, argued he was unfairly targeted in a U.S. effort to develop evidence of wrongdoing by others. A former software salesman who found his job with expert-networking firm Primary Global Research LLC on the Internet, Fleishman resisted pressure to make a deal, just as Martoma did. Fleishman was tried for insider trading, convicted and eventually served 14 months in prison….

As Martoma defends himself in a three-week trial over charges he orchestrated the biggest insider trade in U.S. history, Fleishman reflected on what went into his decision to fight, and the price he paid for it.

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