Raj Took Gupta-Linked Call Before Goldman Trade: Ex-Assistant

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Raj Rajaratnam took a call from a number linked to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Rajat Gupta only minutes before Rajaratnam beat the market by buying ahead of Warren Buffett's investment in Goldman, his ex-assistant testified Tuesday at Gupta's insider trading trial.

A man using Gupta's assistant's number called just before markets closed Sept. 23, 2008, prior to Goldman's announcement that it would sell a $5 billion stake to Buffett, former Rajaratnam assistant Caryn Eisenberg testified.

The call kicked off a chain of events that ended with...
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