A former correctional counselor at a federal prison in Massachusetts pleaded guilty on Wednesday to secretly accepting tens of thousands of dollars from a wealthy inmate identified by a source as Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam.
William Tidwell, 49, did not mention Rajaratnam by name when appearing before a judge in Boston to admit to accepting about $90,000 in exchange for giving favorable treatment to a wealthy inmate at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts.
But a person familiar with the matter has previously said the inmate was Rajaratnam, who was convicted and sentenced in 2011 to 11 years in prison for insider trading and was released early in 2019.
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