Accused Insider Trader Doug Whitman Made A Halfhearted Attempt At The Faux Sympathy Route In Pumping Depressed Informant For Inside Information

…Before losing his patience and wondering aloud what the hell she was good for if not bringing him hot tips.

FBI informant Roomy Khan, 53, told jury that she gleaned illegal tips on Polycom’s earnings from Sunil Bhalla, a former Polycom exec who was placed on leave in 2009. She then passed those tips to Whitman [Capital founder Doug Whitman] and a handful of other hedgie pals, including convicted Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam and her bosses at Trivium Capital Management…“You know what would make you feel better?” Whitman asked Khan when she started complaining about her lot in life. “Calling Sunil and getting a good call on Polycom and being able to short it.” “Yeah, but I could go to jail for doing that, too,” Khan said. “[If] you’re not going to be a slimeball, what do I want to talk to you for,” Whitman said.

Roomy Not Slimy [NYP]

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45 Responses to “Accused Insider Trader Doug Whitman Made A Halfhearted Attempt At The Faux Sympathy Route In Pumping Depressed Informant For Inside Information”

  1. guest says:

    something, something something, lynn tilton, slime, something, balls

  2. Bob Ryan says:

    What if I was to tell you that you could steal some information, trade on it, make a hundred million dollars, and not go to jail for it? Is that something you might be interested in?

  3. Sean says:

    You can't say that on television!

  4. gab says:

    “[If] you’re not going to be a slimeball, what do I want to talk to you for,” Whitman said."

    "You shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition." said Khan.

    “[If] you’re not going to be a slimeball, what do I want to talk to you for, bitch?" Whitman said.

  5. guesticles says:

    Wife: My boss is an asshole, I hate my job.

    Me: I'm sorry. You know what would make you feel better? Blowing me.

    – guy who can relate to Whitman's ways

  6. 2 cubes over says:

    [If] you’re not going to be a slimeball, what do I want to talk to you for, other than that I have no concerns

  7. Mandy says:

    Roomy then said, "Doug, is it supposed to be this soft?" Then tore her glove off in disgust because Doug just wasn't trying.

  8. JJ says:

    Whitman sounds like a pre-op transvestite

  9. CF Partners says:

    Another lowlife heard from

  10. TimmyJ says:

    This is so subjective on who they get to turn on in these cases, it's like if they all point fingers does the case collapse? These laws need to be better defined

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