N.Y. judge tosses conviction of ex-Goldman programmer Aleynikov

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 06, 2015 10:36 AM

By Brendan Pierson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge has thrown out the conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov on charges of stealing some of the bank's high-frequency trading code.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser gave his decision on Monday, overturning the guilty verdict by a jury in May. Aleynikov, 45, a dual U.S. and Russian citizen, has been tried and convicted in two separate cases for copying Goldman's code.

(Editing by Alden Bentley)