Judge Tosses Some Evidence As Martoma Trial Opens

Jan 7 2014 | 2:12am ET

The jury that will decide the fate of former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma will never hear about the defendant's fainting spell when confronted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Martoma's trial on insider-trading charges begins tomorrow with jury selection. Prior to its start, U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe disposed of a few pre-trial matters, including prosecutors' request to be allowed to tell the jury that Martoma fainted when FBI agents told him that he was the subject of an investigation.


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