Remember Roomy Khan?
Not you, Raj Rajaratman. We know you remember her, silly. For the rest of you, it's been awhile since we heard from Roomy, what with the jail time and the post-jail time rest she served after informing on/admitting to her role in the insider trading scandal that brought down Galleon.
But now, Roomy is back! And doing the one thing that a disgraced former tech executive and hedge fund trader is expected to do these days; pen a column for The Business Insider.
Let's just say that "Here's what it's like to get busted for insider trading" is a must-read.
Roomy's debut effort is an introduction to her new readers, telling them a little bit about herself...
I was 27 years old when I landed in Silicon Valley. Armed with a masters in physics from Kent State and a masters in electrical engineering from Columbia University, I looked forward to the palpitating energy of the area.
And a little bit about her past troubles...
I worked undercover for the FBI for six years, which culminated in me testifying in federal court and spending a year in federal prison. I am currently on supervised release
But perhaps the best part of her first column is the final paragraph.
The kicker is both a Hunter S. Thompson-sian comment on the state of modern Wall Street and a preview of what we can expect from the musings of Roomy Khan:
To many, Wall Street offers exciting and exhilarating work, but it also affords cutthroat competition. The stakes are very high, and the rules are nebulous. Most importantly, the environment is rife with temptation and hence luring some to make horrific choices.
We look forward to the palpitating energy of this column.