Gupta Found Guilty on Four Criminal Counts in Insider Trading Case
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Former Goldman Sachs Group (GS: 93.96, +0.14, +0.15%) board member Rajat Gupta was convicted on Friday of illegally tipping his hedge-fund manager friend Raj Rajaratnam with secrets about the investment bank, a major victory for prosecutors seeking to root out insider trading on Wall Street.
A Manhattan federal court jury found Gupta guilty of three counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy, ending the four-week trial. He was found not guilty on two other securities fraud charges.
The jury delivered the verdict on the second day of its deliberations. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has set sentencing for Oct. 18.
The verdict marks a stunning fall for Gupta, who is also a former top executive at business consulting firm McKinsey & Co and a former director of Procter & Gamble.
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