Friday, 29 August 2014
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Mar 4 2010 | 6:47am ET
Federal prosecutors officially won their 10th guilty plea in the Galleon Group insider-trading case yesterday. Ali Hariri admitted tipping off former hedge fund manager Ali Far, a cooperating witness who has also pleaded guilty in the case, about developments at Atheros Communications, where he worked.
Hariri pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges two weeks after prosecutors said he had agreed to waive indictment. Prosecutors said he passed on the confidential information between 2008 and March 2009; Hariri was arrested in November.
A total of 21 people, including Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, have been charged in the largest insider-trading case in U.S. history. Rajaratnam and eight others have pleaded not guilty.
Hariri will be sentence on June 10. He faces up to 30 months in prison.
Hariri is the second person to plead guilty in the case without a cooperation agreement with the government. New Castle Partners founder Mark Kurland, the former boss of Rajaratnam co-defendant Danielle Chiesi, also pleaded guilty without a deal with prosecutors.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...