INSIDER TRADING

Expect more U.S. charges vs. Rajaratnam: prosecutors

Indicted Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam faces expanded charges of insider trading and allegations that he earned $36 million in illicit profits, double the amount previously alleged, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Rajaratnam objects to scheduling of Galleon cases

Lawyers for Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam objected on Tuesday to the government's request to schedule his criminal trial ahead of a parallel SEC case, saying the move could compromise the defense's case.

Rajaratnam, Chiesi plead innocent in Galleon case

Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and co-defendant Danielle Chiesi asserted their innocence on Monday to charges of securities fraud, in what U.S. prosecutors describe as the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever.

Rajaratnam pleads innocent in Galleon case

Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and co-defendant Danielle Chiesi asserted their innocence on Monday to charges of securities fraud, in what U.S. prosecutors describe as the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever.

TIMELINE-The EADS insider trading probe

French stock market regulator AMF will announce on Thursday the outcome of a more than three year investigation into suspected insider trading and misleading communications at Airbus parent EADS

Rajaratnam, Chiesi indicted in hedge fund probe

A U.S. grand jury on Tuesday indicted Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and co-defendant Danielle Chiesi on charges of securities fraud and conspiracy in an insider trading case involving employees of some of America's best-known companies.

SEC eyes deals in insider trading probe: sources

A new U.S. securities regulatory investigation into potential insider trading began in mid-November with the issuance of subpoenas to a number of hedge funds that may have gotten an advance word on corporate takeovers, said people familiar with the matter.

Ex-IBM exec denies SEC charges on Galleon

A former senior IBM Corp executive denied being involved in a sprawling hedge fund insider trading case and asked a court on Wednesday to dismiss civil charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Probe extended in U.S. insider trade case

Eight people charged in a coast-to-coast U.S. hedge fund insider trading investigation have at least one more month for possible resolution of their criminal cases, according to court records on Monday.

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Prosecutors investigated Rajaratnam a decade ago: report

Federal prosecutors investigated Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam on suspicions of insider trading more than a decade before he was charged with securities fraud, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing legal filings.
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SEC ramps up probes of hedge funds: source

U.S. securities regulators have stepped up their probes of hedge funds and are asking some firms to hand over information about their performance and trades, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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SEC watchdog eyes insider trading probe

The internal watchdog for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is probing whether enforcement staff committed acts of negligence in conducting an insider trading investigation.
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SEC probes derivatives in insider trading cases

U.S. regulators are increasingly looking beyond stocks in their insider trading investigations to examine derivatives and credit default swaps, a top Securities and Exchange Commission official said.
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SEC wins insider case against former Fidelity trader

Federal securities regulators won an insider trading case when a jury in Boston ruled that a former Fidelity employee illegally profited from trading stocks that the mutual fund giant was buying for itself.
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Rajaratnam gives detailed denial of insider charges

Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, accused in one of the biggest insider trading cases ever, on Tuesday gave a detailed denial of the charges and said government wiretaps violated his constitutional rights.
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