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Rajaratnam agrees to pay $1.5 mn to settle SEC civil case

US hedge fund manager also waives his right to appeal judgment

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co-founder , who is serving 11 years in prison for insider trading, agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a civil case brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Rajaratnam agreed to pay $1.3 million representing profits gained and losses avoided as a result of the conduct the SEC alleged in the case, according to a filing yesterday in federal court in New York. He will also pay $147,738 in interest.

Rajaratnam was convicted of directing the biggest hedge fund insider-trading scheme in US history. At trial, the government introduced 45 wiretap recordings, along with documents and testimony derived from the wiretaps.

The agreement yesterday stems from a civil case in which Rajaratnam is a co-defendant with one of his alleged sources of illicit information, former director , who was sentenced to two years in prison for insider trading.
 

THE SETTLEMENT
  • $1.5 mn Raj Rajaratnam has agreed to pay this amount to settle a civil case brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • $1.3 mn of the above amount he will pay representing profits gained and losses avoided as a result of the conduct the SEC alleged in the case
  • $147,738 the co-founder of Galleon Group will pay in interest
  • $92.8 mn is the penalty imposed by the SEC in a separate lawsuit in which the hedge fund manager is appealing

The $1.5 million total disgorgement is in a case separate from a lawsuit in which Rajaratnam is appealing a record $92.8 million penalty imposed by the SEC. In that case, Rajaratnam had argued that he shouldn’t have to pay a civil penalty because the judge in the criminal case ordered him to pay a $10 million fine and forfeit $53.8 million.

Gupta was convicted by a jury in June of one count of conspiracy and three counts of securities fraud. He was accused of passing illegal information about New York-based Goldman Sachs to Rajaratnam, his friend and business partner. The jury convicted Gupta of twice passing information about Goldman Sachs to Rajaratnam, once on September 23, 2008, and again on October 23, 2008.

The SEC had argued that Gupta should be required to pay the maximum civil penalty and is seeking $15 million from him. Gupta has objected to paying that much.

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