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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5.35 GMT
Raj Rajaratnam's brother indicted on insider trading charges


Rengan Rajaratnam, the brother of the convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was indicted Thursday on insider trading charges by a federal grand jury in New York.

Rengan Rajaratnam, 42, is accused of conspiring with his brother Raj to trade on non-public information about Clearwire Corp. (CLWR) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) in 2008, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement today.

Raj Rajaratnam, the founder of the Galleon Group LLC was found guilty of 14 counts of security fraud and conspiracy at the high-profile insider trading trial in May 2011 and sentenced to11 years in prison.

Rengan has been accused of making almost $1.2 million on trades that occurred on March 24 and March 25 of 2008while working as a fund manager at Galleon.

He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and six counts of securities fraud. Conspiracy carries a maximum five-year prison sentence, while fraud carries a 20-year maximum term.

However, Rengan, who was implicated at his brother's trial, remains at-large and his whereabouts aren't immediately known.






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