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CFTC v Thakkar: a fishing license

CFTC v Thakkar: a fishing license

Jitesh Thakkar, the Chicago computer programmer charged with aiding and abetting a market manipulation by supplying software, was back in court on Wednesday. Thakkar’s attorney, Renato Mariotti, presented his motion for summary judgment at least to forestall lengthy discovery by the CFTC.

Ah, September! Litigation is in the air

Ah, September! Litigation is in the air

This year, early September is back-to-federal-court time in Chicago. Three of our favorite cases have seen some recent action in the Dirksen Building.CFTC v Kraft and Mondelez.  Last week, the CFTC asked to move the date of the evidentiary...

Hung Jury in Trial of US v Thakkar

Hung Jury in Trial of US v Thakkar

The trial of Jitesh Thakkar for aiding and abetting two instances of spoofing - which were executed by the convicted mega spoofer Navinder Sarao, whom Thakkar never met - ended Tuesday afternoon at about 4:30 when Judge Robert Gettleman...

Data Day in the case of U.S. v. Jitesh Thakkar

Data Day in the case of U.S. v. Jitesh Thakkar

In an abbreviated third trial day, the U.S. Department of Justice rested its case against Jitesh Thakkar and Edge Financial Technologies. Thakkar is on trial for allegedly facilitating the criminally fraudulent spoofing trading of Navinder...

US v Thakkar: “MasterChief” Day

US v Thakkar: “MasterChief” Day

The second day in US v Jitesh Thakkar and Edge Financial Technology began Tuesday morning with defense attorney Renato Mariotti’s cross examination of Navinder Sarao, the prosecution’s headline witness. Sarao, a cooperating witness, is...

US v. Jitesh Thakkar: An Exercise in Justice

US v. Jitesh Thakkar: An Exercise in Justice

April 1, 2019 was the first day in the criminal trial U.S. v Thakkar, in which the government charges that Jitesh Thakkar aided and abetted spoofing in a manipulative and deceptive scheme carried out by another person. It is a serious...

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