Chiasson Calls Bharara 'Petulant Rooster' In Appeal Brief

Law360, New York (February 19, 2015, 5:13 PM EST) -- Former hedge fund manager Anthony Chiasson on Thursday blasted claims made in Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s petition to have a landmark insider trading decision reconsidered as akin to “a petulant rooster whose dominion has been disturbed” and urged the Second Circuit to deny his request instead.

Attorneys for Chiasson made the remarks in a brief opposing a petition by Bharara’s office to get a rehearing or rehearing en banc of a Dec. 10 decision that not only overturned convictions against Chiasson and another former hedge fund trader Todd Newman, but also is seen as reshaping insider trading law altogether. The panel...

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