Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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Jan 27 2010 | 3:44am ET
A co-founder of hedge fund New Castle Partners seems to have reach a plea deal with prosecutors for his role in the alleged Galleon Group insider-trading circle.
Mark Kurland has agreed to be charged in a criminal information, which likely means he will waive indictment and plead guilty, federal prosecutors said in a court filing yesterday. Kurland is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.
Kurland’s plea is no surprise: Prosecutors said on Jan. 15 that they were “in the process of finalizing a plea agreement” with him. He would be the eighth person—of the 21 charged—to plead guilty in the case.
Kurland is one of two people who worked at New Castle to be charged in the case; the other, former executive Danielle Chiesi, pleaded not guilty to insider-trading charges alongside Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam last month.
Chiesi worked for Kurland at New Castle.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…