Diamondback Capital Has Some Exciting News To Share

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Diamondback's founders, Richard Schimel and Larry Sapanski, said Monday in a letter to clients that the investment firm's external lawyers had conducted an "extensive review" of trading records and communications. As part of the review, lawyers with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP sifted through millions of emails and instant messages, analyzed thousands of trades, and made eight presentations to federal authorities regarding their findings between December 2010 and this month, according to a person familiar with the matter. The review "found no evidence establishing improper trading byany other Diamondback employee," Mr. Schimel and Mr. Sapanski said in the letter, [announcing its $9 million settlement with the SEC]. [WSJ]


The Universe Has Good News And Less Good News For Rajat Gupta

The less good news is that a jury found the former McKinsey executive guilty on three counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy for passing material non-public information to his friend*, convicted insider trader Raj Rajaratnam. The good news: 1. Rajat could go to jail for twenty years but probably won't ("Gupta faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the fraud charges and up to five years for the conspiracy charge. But his sentence is likely to be significantly lower under federal guidelines.") 2. Sentencing is scheduled for October 18 so he's got the whole summer and then some into a Zen place about going to prison. Also! Plenty of time to do all those things he was too busy for when he was working. This is gonna be his time. Time to taste the fruits and let the juices drip down his chin. The summer of Rajat! Gupta Found Guilty Of Insider Trading [WSJ] *Friend Rajat's ass.