Jury Pool Tainted By SEC Action, Rajaratnam Claims

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- Raj Rajaratnam argued Thursday that publicity from recent fraud accusations against a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director has “seriously jeopardized” his right to a fair trial in New York district court on insider trading charges related to an investment deal.

In order to mitigate concerns about possible juror bias spurred by the more than 500 articles written about federal regulators' March 1 action accusing Rujat Gupta of giving Rajaratnam important insider information, the Galleon Group LLC founder requested that the U.S. District Court for the...
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