Starting in 2018, Tidwell began receiving undisclosed benefits from Rajaratnam and a close friend and business associate of Rajaratnam, according to charging papers and the person familiar with the matter.
Those benefits included $25,000 to help pay off loans for a family member and more than $65,000 in fees and other benefits stemming from an agreement to help manage certain properties, including one Tidwell lived at, prosecutors said.
During this time, Tidwell showed favoritism to the wealthy inmate by delaying his transfer from a coveted unit within the prison where inmates had more privacy and allowing him to set up legal calls more easily than other inmates, prosecutors said.
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