US insider trading trial begins

BBC News

Jury selection in the long-awaited trial of billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam on charges of insider trading has begun in New York.

Judge Richard Holwell has told jurors that Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein is on a list of witnesses who may be called to testify.

Mr Rajaratnam, who was arrested in October 2009, has pleaded not guilty to the charges laid against him.

Some 150 potential jurors were questioned by Judge Holwell.

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