Monday, 27 April 2015
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Oct 18 2011 | 8:27am ET
Danielle Chiesi, the former hedge fund executive and convicted insider trader, arrives at Federal Prison Camp Alderson—‘Camp Cupcake’—today to begin serving her 30-month sentence.
Chiesi pled guilty to passing illegal stock tips to hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, who last week was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison. Both convictions were part of the biggest U.S. insider-trading case of all time, one that unraveled two interlocking rings within Rajaratnam’s multi-billion dollar Galleon Group.
Chiesi’s home for the next two-and-a-half years, situated in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, was modeled after the campus of Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University and has none of the usual trappings of a federal prison (barbed wire, fences, guard towers).
Alderson was the first women’s prison in the U.S., opened in 1927, and its higher-profile inmates have included Martha Stewart, Billie Holiday and Charles Manson follower (and would-be presidential assassin) Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.
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…