Sunday, 3 May 2015
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Jul 14 2011 | 2:28am ET
Danielle Chiesi, the former New Castle Partners executive and one-time co-defendant of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, has settled Securities and Exchange Commission insider-trading charges against her.
Chiesi, possibly the most colorful character among the dozens arrested in the Galleon insider-trading scandal, will pay more than $540,000. The settlement was approved by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who is overseeing the civil cases stemming from the Galleon fraud.
In addition, Chiesi agreed not to violate SEC rules against fraudulent or deceptive practices.
Chiesi, who once vowed that she wouldn't spend a day in jail, faces almost four years in prison when she is sentenced later this month. She pleaded guilty to insider-trading charges in January, avoiding a trial with Rajaratnam, with whom she allegedly traded confidential tips. Chiesi blamed her affair with New Castle founder Mark Kurland, who also pleaded guilty in the case, for her participating.
Chiesi did not testify against Rajaratnam, who was convicted of insider-trading in May. But her flirtatious phone calls with Rajaratnam were played for the jury.
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…