90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
The Rajaratnam Case: Insider Trading On Trial

Raj Rajaratnam on trial. Insider trading, hedge funds, and the fairness of the US financial system, on trial too.

Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam enters Manhattan federal court on the first day of jury selection on March 8, 2011, in New York. He is accused of making more than $50 million off of insider trading. (AP/ Louis Lanzano)

The biggest insider trading case in a generation, maybe in history, is going to trial this week in New York.

Hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, charged with schemes that could put him in jail for twenty years. Incredible stuff. The guy who invests for the rich getting tipped off from practically inside corporate board rooms. Inside dope worth millions. Inside dope you don’t get. The wise guys say it’s rampant.

Nobody went to jail in the Wall Street meltdown. Maybe a big fish is headed to jail now. Maybe.

This hour, On Point: Insider trading, justice, and the US financial system.


Guests:

Gregory Zuckerman, senior writer and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, who has been closely following insider trading cases on Wall Street. He’s author of “The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-The-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History.”

Arthur Laby, associate professor at Rutgers School of Law where he specializes in securities law and regulation. Before joining the Rutgers faculty he served nearly ten years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

More on our blog about the Rajartnam trial.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

 
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

More »
Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

More »
Comment
 
Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

More »
3 Comments