SAC Tipping Trial Hinges On Gov't Informant's Credibility

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 8:24 PM EST) -- Former SAC Capital portfolio manager Mathew Martoma, who pled not guilty Thursday to insider trading, could beat the charges at trial by attacking the government's star witness, a Michigan doctor who allegedly passed the tips and later received a sweetheart nonprosecution deal, attorneys say.

The case moved one step closer to trial Thursday when Martoma pled not guilty at his arraignment before U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe. Prosecutors allege Martoma earned SAC $276 million by culling inside information about a treatment for Alzheimer's disease being...
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