Anthony Accetta

Accetta Group

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Lawyer specializing in due diligence and reputation risk assessment for financial companies and corporations and author of the as yet unpublished book, You the Jury: How Wall Street Cashed In on the American Dream and Nearly Killed It

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Raj Rajaratnam's Galleon Group hedge fund was once worth $7 billion, and he paid ten high-powered lawyers to defend him on charges of insider trading.

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Raj Rajaratnam's Galleon Group hedge fund was once worth $7 billion, and he paid ten high-powered lawyers to defend him on charges of insider trading.

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