Primary Global Exec's Atty Says Feds 'Grasping At Straws'

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors have not shown enough evidence to convict James Fleishman, a former sales manager at expert networking firm Primary Global Research LLC accused of connecting traders with inside information about public companies, his attorney told New York federal jurors on Monday.

The government is “grasping at straws” to try prove that Fleishman deliberately connected corrupt insiders at technology firms with traders willing to pay for confidential information, defense attorney Ethan Balogh of Coleman & Baloghh LLP said in closing arguments.

Like other expert networking firms, Primary...
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