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  • 13 Jun 2013 at 12:09 PM

Layoffs Watch ’13: RBS

Stephen Hester is in good company. Read more »

Former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Mathew Martoma, charged in what prosecutors called the biggest-ever insider trading case, appeared in federal court in New York…He was arrested at his Boca Raton, Florida, home Nov. 20 and freed on $5 million bond. He appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James Cott in Manhattan. The defense and prosecution today agreed to a modified bail package under which the $5 million bond must be secured by $2 million in cash or property, as well as signatures from three instead of two financially responsible people. Martoma has surrendered his and his children’s travel documents. He’s limited to Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and parts of New York. [Bloomberg]

  • 02 Nov 2011 at 5:35 PM

Bonus Watch ’11: MF Global CEO

Yes, Corzine’s contract says he’s eligible for a $12 million package if he leaves the firm but recent events will make it slightly more difficult for him to collect that check on the way out. Read more »

  • 29 Sep 2011 at 1:53 PM

P.S. You’re Not Allowed To Trade Anymore

This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering he was already found guilty of insider trading and sentenced to two and a half years in prison but that doesn’t make it sting any less: Donald Longueuil, who the feds were able to bring charges against after his colleague, accomplice and so-called best friend Noah Freeman agreed to record conversations with Don in exchange for a lesser sentence, during which Don was heard on tape saying re: his USB flash drive: Read more »

One of the stocks in Paulson’s portfolio, Alpha Natural Resources, is getting clobbered today after the company and rival Walter Energy warned that output for steelmaking-coal will fall short of expectations…Paulson’s bet on Alpha Natural Resources is a relatively small chunk of his portfolio, but it is another ill-timed wager this year from the man who made a fortune from smart wagers against subprime bonds. [WSJ]

Empirical Creative was paid about $300,000, the people familiar with the situation say, for services that included a mock trial, during which his lawyers employed two main defense themes: that the information prosecutors said involved illegal inside tips was already public, and that the government’s witnesses weren’t credible. During the mock trial, the consultants discovered, the jurors most receptive to those themes were those without advanced-education degrees or financial sophistication and with relatively low- to middle-income jobs. Mock jurors who were members of ethnic minority groups also were more sympathetic to Mr. Rajaratnam, who was born in Sri Lanka, their research found, according to the people familiar with the situation. The real jury reflected those findings in many respects. [WSJ]