Fired Citadel Programmer Indicted For Stealing Hedge Fund's Code

May 14 2012 | 1:23pm ET

A former Citadel Investment Group software engineer accused by the hedge fund of stealing its high-frequency trading code has been indicted.

Yihao Pu was arrested in October, two months after he was fired by Citadel for the alleged crime. Pu, who said that Citadel had "overreacted" and who has denied the allegations, was indicted for theft of trade secrets and computer fraud on Friday. He'll be arraigned this Friday in Chicago federal court.

Pu has been free on bail since his arrest.

Citadel in August sued Pu, accusing him of downloading "massive amounts of highly confidential" data onto "at least two personal external devices." The hedge fund also accused Pu of lying about his activities, and of being in touch with Teza Technologies, a firm founded by several Citadel HFT veterans that the hedge fund has also accused of stealing its proprietary systems.


In Depth

Kettera Q&A: The Advantages of Alternative Investment Platforms

Oct 28 2016 | 5:52pm ET

The past several years have seen a distinct push towards easier and cheaper access...

Lifestyle

Midtown's Plaza District Fades As Manhattan Office Landscape Shifts

Nov 22 2016 | 6:32pm ET

Lower leasing costs, more efficient office space and the hope of projecting an image...

Guest Contributor

Nowhere to Hide: Why the Future of Asset Management Depends on Innovation

Nov 15 2016 | 6:55pm ET

Information technology has reshaped the asset management industry’s periphery,...

 

From the current issue of

Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR