"Unique Constellation Of Ailments Ravaging" Raj Rajaratnam's Body Revealed

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In sentencing Raj Rajaratnam to 11 years in prison for insider-trading charges, U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell said Rajaratnam’s ill health justified some leniency in sentencing...Former BOP official, Phillip Wise, says Rajaratnam in 2007 suffered a “severe cryptogenic stroke,” or a stroke with no obvious cause. According to the document released by the court, Rajaratnam also has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, “marked obstructive sleep apnea” and Type II diabetes. The doctor said Rajaratnam’s diabetes “remains under poor control,” resulting in damage to his nerves, eyes and kidneys, and chronic anemia. [Deal Journal, earlier]

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