2nd Circ. Approval Of Raj Wiretap Stokes Defense Atty Fears

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A Second Circuit ruling Monday upholding the controversial wiretap used to convict Galleon Group LLC founder Raj Rajaratnam of insider trading could embolden white collar prosecutors to push the envelope with aggressive wiretap requests, attorneys say.

A three-judge panel affirmed Rajaratnam’s conviction, ruling that a lower court had correctly allowed the government to present wiretap evidence obtained through an application that misstated or omitted several details about the case. Prosecutors had failed to tell the judge reviewing the application about a parallel U.S. Securities and Exchange...
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