A New York City jury has ended a short day of deliberations without a verdict at the biggest ever hedge-fund insider trading trial.
The judge let jurors leave early on Friday. It was their fifth day of weighing the fate of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam (rahj rah-juh-RUHT'-nuhm).
The Manhattan trial centers on secretly recorded phone calls of Rajaratnam and other Wall Street insiders talking about earnings and mergers. Prosecutors say the wiretaps prove the Galleon Group chief made tens of millions of dollars by trading on inside tips.
Lawyers for the Sri Lanka-born Rajaratnam argue he relied on public information and complex analysis for his decisions.
The jury is to resume deliberations on Monday.