Are White Collar Wiretaps Too Easy

Last week I gave a presentation at the University of Miami Law School during a symposium conducted by the school’s law review. The topic of the symposium was corporate crime. My panel discussed the Criminalization of Corporate Conduct. I looked in particularly at the likely increased use of wiretap orders in the investigation of white […]

New York Federal Court Okays Wiretap Evidence in Insider Trading Prosecutions

In a series of insider trading prosecutions in federal court in New York judges have ruled that wiretap evidence is admissible. The cases have arisen from a three year investigation of the Galleon hedge fund. The best known of the prosecutions is the case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder of Galleon. he is scheduled to go […]

Wire Taps Lead to Insider Trading Charges

A federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York brought insider trading charges against six individuals, including a billionaire hedge fund operator and executives of major corporations. The indictment alleges that Raj Rajaratnam, a billionaire who operates the $7 billion Galleon Group hedge fund, Rajiv Goel, manging director of strategic investments at Intel […]