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Physical Evidence Doesn't Back Witness, Insider Jury Told

Law360, New York (April 18, 2019, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A hairdresser who says he got secret stock tips from former debt analyst Sebastian Pinto-Thomaz spent a trying day on the stand Thursday as defense lawyers went over his story with a fine-toothed comb, asking why little physical evidence corroborates it.

Salon owner Abell Oujaddou, who is testifying against Pinto-Thomaz at an insider trading trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, was pressed on why no video supports his testimony that he was tipped to a coming $11 billion paint merger while cutting the defendant's hair.

"You have no video of Sebastian coming into the salon in March of 2016?"...

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