Jury In SAC Trader's Trial Won't Hear About Fainting

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 5:43 PM EST) -- Prosecutors will not be allowed to tell jurors that former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Mathew Martoma fainted when he learned he was under investigation for insider trading, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe said Martoma's fainting when first approached is not evidence that he is guilty. Martoma fainted on Nov. 8, 2011, about a year before his arrest, after FBI agents told him they wanted to talk about his trading, according to the judge.

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