Thursday, October 13, 2011

Obama's Billionaire Buddy With Terror Links Sentenced to 11 Years

When Barack Obama rails about millionaires and billionaires, he never gets around to mentioning his criminal billionaire pals. Curiously, the New York Times makes zero mention of this guy's ties to Obama, either.
The fallen hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam received on Thursday the longest-ever prison sentence for insider trading, a watershed moment in the government’s aggressive two-year campaign to root out the illegal exchange of confidential information on Wall Street.

Judge Richard J. Holwell sentenced Mr. Rajaratnam, the former head of the Galleon Group hedge fund, to 11 years in prison. A jury convicted him of securities fraud and conspiracy in May after a two-month trial.

Calling him “the modern face of illegal insider trading,” prosecutors accused Mr. Rajaratnam of using a corrupt network of well-placed tipsters – including former executives of Intel, I.B.M. and the consulting firm McKinsey & Company – to illicitly gain about $64 million.

The 11-year sentence was lower than the range of roughly 19 to 24 years requested by the government.
I surmise if Rajaratnam was a big donor to Republicans that would be relevant to the Times.

Not only was he a huge Democrat supporter, he also had connections to the terrorist Tamil Tigers.

When he pled guilty earlier this year the Times also ignored his connections.

How convenient.

We noticed some other details back in May that went largely unreported.
He's lavished money on Democrats for years. Rajaratnam was even more generous with Obama, as well as with Hillary Clinton. It's quite amazing how many of her fatcat fundraisers have wound up in prison or under indictment. Rajaratnam donated over $30,000 to Obama in 2008. Gupta also showered money upon former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, who instead of facing charges for his role in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/Countrywide scandals has landed a cushy, high-profile lobbyist gig.


J.D said...

Um...Obama's administration pursued and brought him down...must not have been TOO good a friend.

Richard Butler said...

I don't suppose the dipshits protesting all across the USA have even the slightest clue who this guy is, or George Soros, Eric Holder and his buddy Mark Rich. Let's see if his name makes their latest round of signs and slogans. I doubt it. The only guy on Wall Street they're familiar with is Gordon Gecko.

Generation Stupid is what they'll be known as from here on out.

Whitehall said...

Expected date of presidential pardon - January 8th, 2013.

If he can pay some expensive (Democratic) trial lawyers enough, they'll keep him out on bond until then.

Bobo from Texas said...

Raj Rajaratnam, the face of Hope&Change!

All he was trying to do was spread the wealth around.