Ex-Goldman Programmer Appeals 8-Year Sentence

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer given an eight-year prison term by a New York federal judge for stealing code appealed his sentence and conviction Wednesday, alleging an unfair trial and lack of evidence to support a lengthy prison term.

Sergey Aleynikov filed his notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after receiving the eight-year sentence March 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for stealing high-frequency trading code from Goldman.

His attorney, Kevin...
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