The Rajat Gupta trial: American dream turned nightmare | The Economist

The Rajat Gupta trial: American dream turned nightmare | The Economist.

Nader Nazemi

“Maybe if I close my eyes it will all go away”

GIVEN the tortured and time-consuming deliberations that can accompany white-collar criminal charges, the jury in the Rajat Gupta case moved with breathtaking speed. Only a day after receiving instructions from the judge, they convicted Mr Gupta on four out of six counts of conspiracy and securities fraud, all linked to information gleaned from his position as a board member of Goldman Sachs that was passed on to Raj Rajaratnam, a hedge-fund manager found guilty last year of insider trading in a separate trial.

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