Wednesday, January 18, 2012
You can watch Preet Bharara's press conference announcing the Galleon 2.0 insider trading arrests here (1:00pm, ET):
"A circle of friends who formed a lucrative club...to make $62 million in profits ..." That's as big as Galleon. That made all that money on trades related to Dell. Wow.
Three of the seven defendants have already pleaded guilty and are cooperating.
Bharara says that the group's trading in advance of Dell earnings announcements was "the big illegal short". Too cute.
"But cheating on the test and getting away with it are two different things."
Here is the civil complaint filed by the SEC against Level Global, Diambondback Capital, and the seven individual defendants in the criminal case.