Annan, Gates Among 200 Seeking Leniency For Gupta

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT) -- More than 200 of Rajat Gupta's friends, family and colleagues — including  Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan — vouched for the convicted insider trader's character and extensive philanthropic efforts while pushing for a lenient sentence, according to letters released Friday.

The letters paint a portrait of the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director as a devoted father, hardworking businessman and tireless advocate for the poor, and they ask U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff to take these traits into...
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