Back to the start for Rajaratnam jury

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The Independent Online

Jury deliberations in the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam had to be started all over again after a juror was unable to continue because of a medical problem.

One of the alternate jurors, who had been watching proceedings in the six-week trial, was brought back to join the new panel, which now consists of eight women and four men. The original jury had been deliberating since 25 April.

Prosecutors used extensive wiretap evidence to make their case that Mr Rajaratnam, the founder of hedge fund group Galleon, is guilty on 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy.