Gupta, 63, was an orphaned teenager in India before gaining prominence in corporate America. The Harvard-educated defendant is the former chief of McKinsey & Co., a highly regarded global consulting firm that zealously guards its reputation for discretion and integrity.
He had led a "busy and admirable life" before being charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud, his lawyer said.
Rajaratnam is serving an 11-year prison sentence after being convicted last year on insider trading charges.
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