BY JENNY STRASBURG AND CHAD BRAY
In a case echoing the scandals of the 1980s, federal authorities exposed what they claim is the biggest insider-trading ring in a generation -- a conspiracy in which a hedge-fund kingpin and executives at blue-chip firms including IBM and Intel allegedly connived to profit on Google and other big-name stocks.
At the center was Raj Rajaratnam, founder of Galleon Group, a New York-based fund firm that manages $3.7 billion. A native of Sri Lanka, he spent years carving a reputation as a meticulous investor in technology stocks, building a fortune estimated at $1.5 billion.
Mr. Rajaratnam, 52 years old, was ...Continue reading article with pop up player