Feeds

IBM, Intel execs arrested over alleged insider trading

Hedge fund and McKinsey men too

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Update: An extensive update to this story can be found here

Executives from IBM and Intel have been arrested amid allegations they were involved in an insider trading scam.

According to a report from the Associated Press, six people were arrested today as part of an insider trading case, including Bob Moffat, senior vice president and general manager of IBM's Systems and Technology Group; Rajiv Goel, director of strategic investments at Intel Capital; Anil Kumar, a director at management consultancy McKinsey & Co; and Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the $7bn Galleon Group hedge fund.

The AP reports that these executives (as well as two others who were not named) had passed insider information concerning Google, Polycom, and Hilton Hotels to Rajaratnam, who then executed trades that helped Galleon Technology Funds to get more than $20m in profits between January and July 2007. A report from Reuters says that trades took place at Intel Capital as well and that insider information was used in the trading of stocks for IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Advanced Micro Devices.

Other reports say that Rajaratnam has been charged with four counts of conspiracy and eight counts of securities fraud and that insider trading was also done with Clearwire and Akamai stocks. A report at the Financial Times adds that Danielle Chiesi, an executive from the former Bear Sterns investment bank (now part of JPMorgan Chase) has also been charged with conspiracy along with Rajaratnam.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is filing civil charges relating to the insider trading and will host a press conference this afternoon in New York. The original complaints were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?